YELLOWFIN TUNA – Thunnus albacares

March 9th, 2006 by Gillwetter Press

Family Scombridae, MACKERELS AND TUNAS

Description: pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of 2nd dorsal fin; 2nd dorsal fin and all finlets yellow; no white rear edge on caudal fin; golden stripe on side; 2nd dorsal and anal fins become much longer with age (to about 1/5 of total length); eye small; 26 to 35 gill rakers.

Size: to 2.1 m (82 in.) and 176 kg (367 lbs.)

Where found: offshore mostly bluewater; in or near the Gulfstream.

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