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Family Scombridae


Euthynnus affinis

Kawakawa, Kure Atoll, 30 feet, 90mm

Kure Atoll, NWHI


LITTLE TUNA    kawakawa        Suma

Fast-moving schools are locally common in deep coastal waters but rarely seen by divers.  Robust but streamlined body with wavy lines on the back, breast usually decorated by several black spots.  Feeds upon small fish and squid.  This tuna has dark oily flesh of minor commercial importance.  Attains 39 inches and weight of 30 pounds.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.