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Tuna - Striped

Tuna - Striped
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Also known as:

Skipjack

Skipjack tuna

Aku

Bonito

Oceanic bonito

Stripebellied bonito

Striped bonito

Stripey

Watermelon tuna

Common Group Name:

Mackerels and Tunas

Family Name:

Scombridae

Genus Name:

Katsuwonus

Species Name:

Katsuwonus pelamis


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of striped tuna can be greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding. A firm knock on the head may be required to stun larger fish first before attempting iki jime.


Fish Description:

  • Dark blue dorsally, sides and belly silvery. Four to six longitudinal dark stripes along belly and sides below lateral line. Swimbladder absent.
  • A fast growing species, striped tuna mature in their second year at 40-45 cm long.

Fish Distribution:

  • Striped tuna occur worldwide in tropical and warm-temperate offshore waters in all of the worlds major oceans.
  • This species is often associated with drifting objects.

Fish Size Common Length:

30-60 cm, maximum size around 110 cm and 35 kg.