Skipjack tuna

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval body with high dorsum. Long head and short pointed snout. 2 very close dorsal fins. Anal fin with finlets. Caudal fin with lunate shape. Bluish black on dorsum and whitish ventral face. Dark longitudinal stripes on the flanks and belly.

International Designations

Germany: 
Echter Bonito
France: 
Bonite à ventre rayé
Italy: 
Tonnetto striato
Portugal: 
Gaiado
UK: 
Skipjack tuna
China: 
Japan: 
Katsuo
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
FAO code: 
SKJ
Scientific name: 
Katsuwonus pelamis
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern 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 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern 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 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
2822012