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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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Globally, there are three species in the genus Lineatisall three being found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. They reach a maximum length of 92 cm 36 inches and Black skipjack tuna Euthynnus lineatus Conservation status. They are utilized as fly-lined bait fish, chunk bait, or cut bait for fishing down deep.

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous Ref. They are caught at a fairly high level in commercial purse seines. 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.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. You can sponsor this page. They euthynnuw covered with thick scales in the front of their body and have no scales toward the rear.


Very little is known about their behavioral patterns. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Occasionally with extensive longitudinal stripes of liheatus gray on belly; some individuals have few or no belly markings. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

Also with variable black or dark gray spots above the pelvic fins. Their meat is dark and they are viewed by locals as unedible. Almadraba US bluefin tuna industry.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They are dark blue dorsally and transition to silver ventrally. The Black Skipjacks are an incidental catch on live sardines, rapidly trolled feathers or hoochies, or off the bottom with chrome yo-yo irons. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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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.

The anal fin has 11 – 12 soft rays and it has a vertebrae count of Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. 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.


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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Views Read Edit View history. Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref.

Two stray specimens collected in the Hawaiian Islands. For their size they put up a horrific fight.

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This page was last edited on 19 Juneat They have 33 to 39 gill rakers. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Euthynnus lineatus. Form multi-species schools with Thunnus albacares and Katsuwonus pelamis. Scombrids of the world.

It belongs to the tribe Thunninibetter known as the tunas. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. An opportunistic predator which shares feeding pattern with other tunas and probably compete for food with other species such as yellowfin tuna, common dolphin, oriental bonito, et. Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus.