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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They have mid-sized black eyes, and slender conical teeth. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Anterior spines of first dorsal fin much higher eutyynnus those mid-way, giving the fin a strongly concave outline. Entered by Luna, Susan M. They reach a maximum length of 92 cm 36 inches and It is generally iridescent blue in colour with black markings on its back made up of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes, as well as a variable amount of black or dark grey spots above the pelvic fins.

Their meat is dark linetus they are viewed by locals as unedible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Linwatus lineatusthe black skipjack or black skipjack tunais a species of ray-finned bony fish in the family Scombridae.

They have several dark spots on their lower sides between their pelvic and pectoral fins, a key to rapid identification. Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref.

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Form multi-species schools with Thunnus albacares and Katsuwonus pelamis. They are utilized as fly-lined bait fish, chunk bait, or cut bait for fishing down deep.

Very little is known about their behavioral patterns. In Mexican waters the Black Euthynnuw are found in all waters of the Pacific with the exception that they are absent from the extreme northern portions of the Sea of Cortez.

This Perciformes article is a stub. Their caudal fin is large and lineatue with two small keels separated by one large keel at the euthynuns. 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. Their anal fin has 11 to 12 rays and seven finlets.


Integrated Taxonomic Information System. It shows opportunistic predatory behaviour, sharing its feeding pattern with other tunas, as well as dolphins and other large predatory fish, with which it also competes. Retrieved from ” https: The Black Skipjacks are an incidental catch on live sardines, rapidly trolled feathers or hoochies, or off the bottom with chrome yo-yo irons.

They have a patch of five or six horizontal lineatuus on their back that extend from the origin of their dorsal fin. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Euthynnus lineatus.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Euthynnus lineatus Kishinouye,

Also with variable black or dark gray spots above the pelvic fins. Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae Familywhich are known collectively as macarelas in Mexico.

Lkneatus using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Its body is almost entirely scaleless except for the lateral line and a “corselet” and there is no swim bladder.

They linwatus covered with thick scales in the front of their body and have no scales toward the rear.

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Retrieved 2 November Occasionally with extensive longitudinal stripes of light gray on belly; some individuals have few or no belly markings. The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is lineauts negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae Familywhich are known collectively as macarelas in Mexico.

Globally, there are three species in the genus Euthynnusall three being found in Mexican waters, one in liineatus Atlantic and two in the Pacific. The spawning of this species has a wide geographical and temporal distribution and in the eastern euthyhnus Pacific the lineafus E bilineatus has been shown to occur over a wide area from coastal to oceanic waters.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Black Skipjack can be confused with the Pacific Bonito, Sarda chiliensis five to six oblique dark stripes on upper back with no spotsthe Striped Bonito, Sarda orientalis eight to 11 horizontal broken lines on back with no spotsand the Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis four to six horizontal dark stripes on sides with no spots.

Interpelvic process small and bifid.

The anal fin has 11 – 12 soft rays and it has a vertebrae count of For their size they put up a horrific fight. They have two dorsal fins separated by a small gap, the first fin being much larger than the second with ten to 15 spines and nine finlets and with anterior spines that are much longer giving the fin a strongly concave outline.


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.

Almadraba US bluefin tuna industry. It belongs to the tribe Thunninibetter known as the tunas.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. The Black Skipjack have elongated fusiform tuna-like bodies. 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. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

Color is generally iridescent blue with ljneatus dorsal markings composed of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes.