Frigate tuna

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, fusiform, almost cylindrical in the young, without scales, except in the corselet. Two very separate dorsal fins. Second dorsal fin followed by 8 finlets. Anal fin followed by 7 finlets. The end of the pectoral fin reaches or exceeds the vertical that passes through the end of the area without scale with drawings. Caudal peduncle with a central keel on each side. Bright blue-gray color, darker on the back, whitish on the belly. On the back, drawings of irregular oblique black lines, from the end of the first dorsal fin to the tail, above the lateral line. Up to 60 cm in length (A. Thazard) and 50 cm (A. Rochei).

International Designations

UK: 
Frigate tuna
China: 
扁鸵鲣,双鳍舵鲣
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
FRZ
Scientific name: 
Auxis thazard, A. rochei
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
333228
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV