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Little Tunny

Euthynnus alletteratus

Appearance

Illustration of a little tunny showing important characteristics

Also known as bonito and blue bonito.

  • Broken, wavy, diagonal dark stripes on back
  • 3 to 7 dark spots under each pectoral fin
  • Lack dark stripes on belly
  • Relatively short pectoral fins

Similar Species: Atlantic bonito, S. sarda (lack spots below pectoral fin; dark stripes on back are mostly straight) 

Size: Up to 48 inches 

Habitat

Coastal to offshore waters

Behavior

One of the most common tuna species in our area; feed on small fishes and invertebrates

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations