Skipjack Tuna: Katsuwonus pelamis


Also known as oceanic bonito.

  • Back is dark purplish-blue, fading to silvery lower sides and belly
  • 4 to 6 horizontal stripes on lower part of sides
  • Relatively short pectoral fins

Similar Species: Little tunny, E. alletteratus; and Atlantic bonito, S. sarda (both have stripes on back, not on lower sides)

Size: Up to 43 inches 


Offshore waters


Feed on fishes and invertebrates

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

Learn More at AskFWC