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Skipjack tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval body with high dorsum. Long head and short pointed snout. 2 very close dorsal fins. Anal fin with finlets. Caudal fin with lunate shape. Bluish black on dorsum and whitish ventral face. Dark longitudinal stripes on the flanks and belly.

Characteristics
FAO code
SKJ
Specie
Katsuwonus pelamis
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
  • 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 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Echter Bonito
China
France Bonite à ventre rayé
Italy Tonnetto striato
Portugal Gaiado
United Kingdom Skipjack tuna
Japan Katsuo
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Purse seines

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