Euthynnus alletteratus. This schooling fish lives in a great deal of the oceans and seas, preferring the open waters and coastal ocean zones. The Little Tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of . Species Fact Sheets. Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Little tunny(= skipj), Fr – Thonine.

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The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species. It is marketed fresh, dried, canned, smoked, and frozen. Teeth are absent euthynnuss the vomer and tongue.

Among those sharks is the whale shark, which feeds on the little tunny’s recently spawned eggs. Another copepod, Pseudocycnoides appendiculatushas been documented as parasitic on the gill filaments.

The little tunny is an opportunistic predator, feeding on crustaceans, clupeid fishes, squids, and tunicates. European language-based common names include alletterato Italianapluro Portugueseatuncito Spanishbacoreta Spanishbarrilete Portuguesebonite queue raide Frenchbonito-pintado Portguesecachorra Creolecachorreta Creolecachorrinha Creolecarachana Spanishcarachana pintado Spanishfalscher bonito Germanfule-fule Portuguesegueule molle Creolemelena Portuguesemelva Portuguesemerma Portugueseravil Frenchthonine Frenchthunnin Danishtonina Malteseand tonnetto Italian.

The little tunny is typically a schooling species. The little tunny Allettwratus alletteratus is the most common tuna in the Atlantic Ocean.


Divided haemapophyses, or parts of the vertebrate forming a long canal, enclose the large ventral blood vessel. Sign our Guest Book. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? A small caudal spot is present.

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Its liver is very disproportionate, with the right lobe much longer than the left or middle lobes. Coloration This fish is steel blue with broken, dark wavy lines, not extending below the lateral line.

Retrieved 23 February It has a compact torpedo shape, with a pointed snout and a strong crescent alletterztus, ideal for bursts of speed. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: The very young will enter estuaries in South Africa.

Little tunny – Wikipedia

The genus Euthynnus is derived from the Ancient Greek: Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Eggs are shed in several batches when the water is warmest. The maximum recorded size is 48 inches cm and Retrieved 8 September It often feeds on herring and sardines in inshore waters near the surface of the water.

You can sponsor this page. It is dark blue-gray on top, fading to silver white below, and has several dark, wavy lines on its upper sides. Spots below the pectoral fin are dusky. Its lack of teeth on the vomer can set it apart from its close Pacific relatives, the kawakawa and the black skipjack.


Little tunny

Fish such as the dolphin fish Coryphaena hippuruswahoo Acanthocybium solandriAtlantic sailfish Istiophorus albicansswordfish Xiphias gladiusand various sharks as well as other large marine carnivores all prey on the little tunny. They live in and around inlets, points, jetties, and sandbars.

The little tunny’s markings allow it to easily be distinguished from similar species. Females reach maturity at The little tunny is found in the neritic waters of the temperate and tropical zones in the Atlantic ocean.

Species Euthynnus alletteratus Bonito. To cite this page: Back with broken oblique stripes Ref. Family Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

The little tunny may live to 10 years of age. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Euthyjnus Parasites of the little tunny include the copepods Caligus bonitoCaligus coryphaenaeand Caligus productusall found on the body surface as well as on the wall of the branchial cavities.

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