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Family Scombridae


Thunnus albacares

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Common in surface waters of tropical & subtropical seas worldwide except the Mediterranean.  Important for commercial & sport fisheries its red flesh is canned as 'light tuna'.  Body fusiform, belly with neat alternating rows of dots and dashes.  Second dorsal & anal fins of large adults extremely long, pectoral fin does not extend beyond the trailing edge of the second dorsal fin.  Attains 8 years of age, 94 inches & 660 pounds.