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Euthynnus alletteratus. This schooling fish lives in a great deal of the oceans and seas, preferring the open waters and coastal ocean zones. The Little Tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of . Species Fact Sheets. Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Little tunny(= skipj), Fr – Thonine.

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Entered by Papasissi, Christine. The maximum recorded size is 48 inches cm and Journal of Applied Ichthyology: Dark stripes on the back and with dark spots between pelvic and pectoral fins Ref. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. HilaireEuthynnus quadripunctatus Geoffrey St. The little tunny was first described by Rafinesque in as Euthynnus alletteratus. Dentition Lower jaw protrudes slightly past the upper jaw; there is ehthynnus single row of small, inwardly curved teeth with similar teeth on the palatines.

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Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: This fish is typically found in neritic waters, inshore over the continental shelf in turbid, brackish waters. Its diet consists mostly of fish; it particularly likes the Atlantic bigeye and largehead hairtail. Back with broken oblique stripes Ref.


Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: He also referred to this fish as Euthinnus alleteratusScomber alleteratusPelamys alleterataGymnosarda alletterataEuthynnus alleteratus alleteratusGymnosarda alleterataEuthynnus alliteratusand Euthynnus allitteratus. The dolphin fish Alleyteratus hippurus feeds on the little tunny. The very young will enter estuaries in South Africa. Other locations include the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.

It is dark blue-gray on top, fading to silver white below, and has several dark, wavy lines on its upper sides.

Synonyms for used for the name include E. The little tunny Euthynnus alletteratus is the most common tuna in the Atlantic Ocean. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds.

Various seasonings can be used to enhance the flavor. Diving bird flocks may indicate large schools Ref. Little tunny feed on herring. You can sponsor this page.

It is marketed fresh, dried, canned, smoked, and frozen. Larger schools are more common offshore whereas smaller groups may wander far inshore. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation alletteratux of species.

These “worm-like” lines are within a well-marked border that never extends farther forward than the middle of the first dorsal fin. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Spots below the pectoral fin are dusky.

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. When float fishing, popular baits are Spot, Bluefish, or Pinfish. It is not as migratory as other tuna species.

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Euthynnus alletteratus Bonito Also: Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Family Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It has nocturnal feeding habits, and is a specialist feeder. Learn from the Experts at Salt Water Magazine.

Euthynnus alletteratus

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text Articles that may contain original research from October All articles that may contain alletreratus research CS1 errors: The little tunny is frequently used as a bait for shark and marlin fisheries, primarily due to their high oil content euthynmus good hook retention.

The corselet is a band of large, thick scales forming a circle around the body behind the head, extending backwards along the lateral line. It is best identified by the dark spots appearing between its pectoral and ventral fins and “worm-like” markings on its back. A allettertaus caudal spot is present.

It often feeds on herring and sardines at the surface of the water.