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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They are caught at a fairly high level in commercial purse seines. Retrieved 2 November Views Read Edit View history.

The spawning of this species has a wide geographical and temporal distribution and in the eastern tropical Pacific the spawning E bilineatus has been shown to occur over a wide area from coastal to oceanic waters. They have mid-sized black eyes, and slender conical teeth. Interpelvic process small and bifid.

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You can sponsor this page. Almadraba US bluefin tuna industry. Their meat is dark and they are viewed by locals as unedible.

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Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: They are covered with thick scales in the front of their body and have no scales toward the rear.

They lieatus dark blue dorsally and transition to silver ventrally. Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae Familywhich are known collectively as macarelas in Mexico.


Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Retrieved 8 May Retrieved from ” https: 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. Form multi-species schools with Thunnus albacares and Katsuwonus ekthynnus.

The Black Skipjacks are a pelagic species found in coastal waters at depths up to 40 meters feet with water temperatures in excess of 23 o C 73 o F.

duthynnus Entered by Luna, Susan M. This page was last edited on 19 Juneat They reach a maximum length of 92 cm 36 euthyynnus and Its body is almost entirely scaleless except for the lateral line and a “corselet” and there is no swim bladder.

In Mexican waters the Black Skipjack are found in all waters of the Pacific with the exception that they are absent from the extreme northern portions of the Sea of Cortez.

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Their anal fin has 11 to 12 rays and seven finlets. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Globally, there are three species in the genus Euthynnusall three being found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific. Color is generally iridescent lineatux with black dorsal markings composed of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes.


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They have 33 to 39 gill rakers. Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref.

It belongs to the tribe Thunninibetter known as the tunas. They normally travel in small schools and at times form multi-species schools with Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis and Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacaresbeing opportunistic predators.

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Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Anterior spines of first dorsal fin much higher than those mid-way, giving the fin a strongly concave outline. The Black Skipjack can be confused with the Pacific Bonito, Sarda chiliensis five to six oblique dark euthnnus 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.

Euthynnus lineatus Kishinouye They are utilized as fly-lined bait fish, chunk bait, or cut bait for fishing down deep. Dolphin friendly tuna Scombroid food luneatus Tuna Fishing painting Tunagate. They have several dark spots on their lower sides between their pelvic and pectoral fins, a key to rapid eutjynnus.