Bonito

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and slightly compressed body. Wide mouth with conical teeth. Wavy lateral line. 2 dorsal fins located very close to one another. Bluish back, white ventral face. It can measure up to 90 cm and weigh up to 10 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Pelamide
France: 
Bonite à dos rayé
Italy: 
Palamita
Portugal: 
Sarrajão
UK: 
Bonito
Japan: 
Kitsungegatsuo
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
BON
Scientific name: 
Sarda sarda
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
21748
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV