authors devide the genus into three species;. Euthynnus lineatus. Eastern Pacific. Euthynnus yaito. Central Western Pacific. Euthynnus alletteratus Atlantic. (Euthynnus lineatus). Kishinouye, ; SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called little tuna, false albacore, spotted tuna, mackerel tuna, skipjack. They inhabit tropical. The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae.

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It is generally iridescent blue in colour with black markings on its back made up of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes, as well as a variable amount of black or dark grey spots above the pelvic fins. They have two dorsal fins separated by a small gap, the first fin being much larger than pineatus second with ten to 15 spines and nine finlets and with anterior spines that are much longer giving the fin a strongly concave outline.

It shows opportunistic predatory behaviour, sharing its feeding pattern with other tunas, as well as linratus and other large predatory fish, with which it also competes.

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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Its body is almost entirely scaleless except for the lateral line and a “corselet” and there is no swim bladder. The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Linatus Familywhich are known collectively as macarelas in Mexico. Two stray specimens collected in the Hawaiian Islands. They have mid-sized black eyes, and slender conical teeth. They normally travel in small schools and at times form multi-species schools with Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis and Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares lineaatus, being opportunistic predators.


They are caught at a fairly high level in commercial purse seines.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They reach a maximum length of 92 cm 36 inches and Retrieved 2 November Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref. Moderate vulnerability 44 of Their meat is dark and they are viewed by locals as unedible.

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They are dark blue dorsally and transition to silver ventrally. It belongs to the tribe Thunninibetter known as the tunas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Dolphin friendly tuna Scombroid food poisoning Tuna Fishing painting Tunagate.

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Color is generally iridescent blue with black dorsal markings composed of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes.

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Globally, there are three species in the genus Euthynnuseurhynnus three being found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific. Occasionally with extensive longitudinal stripes of light gray on belly; some individuals have few or no belly markings. Retrieved from ” https: Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous Ref. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.


For their size they put up a horrific fight. The Black Skipjack can be confused with the Pacific Bonito, Sarda chiliensis five to six oblique dark stripes on upper back with no spotsthe Striped Bonito, Sarda orientalis eight to 11 horizontal broken lines on back with no spotsand the Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis four to six horizontal dark stripes on sides with no spots. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Also with variable black or dark gray spots above the pelvic fins. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

They have several dark spots on their lower sides between their pelvic and pectoral fins, a key to rapid identification. Their caudal fin is large and crescent-shaped with two small keels separated by one large keel at the base.

Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus. Eutthynnus spines of first dorsal fin much higher than those mid-way, lineatu the fin a strongly concave outline. Occasional specimens have extensive longitudinal stripes of light grey on their belly while other individuals have few or no such markings.

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