Pacific bonito

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and rounded body; no fatty eyelids; top of tongue without cartilaginous crests; jaw teeth conical, large, prominent, 10-30 on each side of each jaw; two dorsal fins close together, 6-8 finlets after dorsal and anal fins; tail base with 2 small keels separated by third larger keel; well developed corselet of large scales on front of body. Top blue-grey, darker on head; belly silver; 5-6 slightly oblique black stripes running along upper back; dorsals dusky, second dorsal white tip; tail dark grey; anal and pelvic white; pectoral grey. It can reach up to 1.02 m in length, while its weight could reach 11.3 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Chilenische Pelamide
France: 
Bonite du Pacifique oriental
Italy: 
Tonnetto cileno
Portugal: 
Bonito do Pacífico
UK: 
Pacific bonito
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
BEP
Scientific name: 
Sarda chiliensis
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
93841
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV