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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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For their size they put up a horrific fight. They normally travel in small schools and at times form linwatus schools with Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis and Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacaresbeing opportunistic predators.

They have 33 to 39 gill rakers. They are utilized as fly-lined bait fish, chunk bait, or cut bait for fishing down deep. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Sign our Guest Book. The Black Skipjack can be confused with the Eutyynnus 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.

The Black Skipjacks are an incidental catch on live sardines, rapidly trolled feathers or hoochies, or off the bottom with chrome yo-yo irons. Globally, there are three species in the genus Euthynnusall three being found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific.


Interpelvic process small and bifid. The Black Skipjack have elongated fusiform tuna-like bodies. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Color is generally iridescent blue with linwatus dorsal markings composed of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes. Very little is known about their behavioral patterns. Almadraba US bluefin tuna industry. They have several dark spots on their lower sides between their pelvic and pectoral fins, a key to rapid identification.

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Retrieved from ” https: It shows opportunistic predatory behaviour, sharing its feeding pattern with other tunas, as well as dolphins and other large predatory fish, with which it also competes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Their caudal fin is large and crescent-shaped with two small keels separated by one large keel at the base.

They are dark blue dorsally and transition to silver ventrally. You can sponsor this page. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, lineatks one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae Familywhich are known collectively as macarelas in Mexico. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref.


Euthynnus lineatus, Black skipjack : fisheries, gamefish

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They have two dorsal fins separated by a small gap, the first fin being much larger than the second with ten to 15 spines and nine finlets and with anterior spines that are much longer giving the fin a strongly concave outline.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. No targeted fishery exists for this species, though it is taken incidentally in the course of other fishery operations.

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Its eutthynnus is almost entirely scaleless except for the lateral line and a “corselet” and there is no swim bladder. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date.

Retrieved 8 May Occasionally with extensive longitudinal stripes of light gray on belly; some individuals have few or no belly euthnnus. Form multi-species schools with Thunnus albacares and Katsuwonus pelamis. Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus. Scombrids of the world.

Two stray specimens collected in the Hawaiian Islands.