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Frigate tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, fusiform, almost cylindrical in the young, without scales, except in the corselet. Two very separate dorsal fins. Second dorsal fin followed by 8 finlets. Anal fin followed by 7 finlets. The end of the pectoral fin reaches or exceeds the vertical that passes through the end of the area without scale with drawings. Caudal peduncle with a central keel on each side. Bright blue-gray color, darker on the back, whitish on the belly. On the back, drawings of irregular oblique black lines, from the end of the first dorsal fin to the tail, above the lateral line. Up to 60 cm in length (A. Thazard) and 50 cm (A. Rochei).

Characteristics
FAO code
FRZ
Specie
Auxis thazard, A. rochei
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern 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 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
China 扁鸵鲣,双鳍舵鲣
United Kingdom Frigate tuna
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Purse seines
Gillnets

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