Species catalogue

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.

Characteristics
FAO code
BON
Specie
Sarda sarda
Type
Blue fish
FAO 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
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Pelamide
France Bonite à dos rayé
Italy Palamita
Portugal Sarrajão
United Kingdom Bonito
Japan Kitsungegatsuo
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Gillnets
Hooks
Purse seines

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