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Common in cooler subsurface waters of tropical &
subtropical seas worldwide except the Mediterranean. Important for
commercial fisheries its fatty red flesh is highly sought for sashimi or
canned as 'light tuna'. Body & head robust, belly with light
irregular blotches. Second dorsal & anal fins of large adults
short. Attains 11 years of age, 98 inches & 685 pounds.