Euthynnus alletteratus. This schooling fish lives in a great deal of the oceans and seas, preferring the open waters and coastal ocean zones. The Little Tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of . Species Fact Sheets. Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Little tunny(= skipj), Fr – Thonine.

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Retrieved 11 November The females are prolific fish, and can release 1. Retrieved 8 September Almadraba US bluefin tuna industry. By trolling with lures near reefs, it can be caught on hook and line. There are many ways to eat the Little Tunny, such as Tuna Salad.

Little tunny – Wikipedia

Back with broken oblique stripes Ref. When trolling for Little Tunny, fishermen often use small lures baited with either mullet or ballyhoo or lures dressed with colored feathers.

Found in neritic waters close inshore Ref. Fishermen targeting them often troll bait, cast lures, and float fish. The flesh of the little tunny is darker and alletgeratus tasting than that of the other large tunas.

This alletteratus was last edited on 27 Novemberat The males release sperm, fertilizing the eggs in the water column.

Sign our Guest Book. Teeth are allettegatus on the vomer and tongue. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; oceanodromous Ref. Seabirds also prey on small little tunny. The little tunny has some anatomical variations when compared to other species of Euthynnus. In the eastern Atlantic, the little tunny has been found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The caudal fin is deeply lunate, with a slender caudal penduncle including one short keel on each side.


Other common names are atlanticheskyj malyj tunets Russianatlantiese kleintuna Afrikaansbalamydah Arabickarvouni Greekluc East Adriatic Coast Slavic languagestaiwan yaito Japaneseton mic Romanianand tunek atlantycki Polish as well as the Scandinavian names of tunniina Finnishtunnin Norwegianand tunnina Swedish.

The snout is shorter than the rest of the head. Euthynnus alletteratus Rafinesque The little tunny is commercially important in many locations including the West Indies.

Euthynnus alletteratus

Taxonomy Little tunny juvenile. Discover Fishes Euthynnus alletteratus. Some anglers use little tunny for strip bait to catch other species, but most fish are released as the Little Tunny is not commonly thought of as a food fish. Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Fuengirola, Spain: High vulnerability 57 of Removing the dark strips of meats that extend the length of each fillet helps to reduce the naturally fishy flavor.

As with many inshore gamefish like bluefish and striped bass, schools of little tunny are usually indicated by flocks of birds diving in coastal waters. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Euthynnus alletteratus Bonito Also: It is marketed fresh, dried, canned, smoked, and frozen. Pigmentation in the eyes appear 48 hours after hatching. The lateral line is slightly undulate with a slight arch below the front of the dorsal fin, then straight to the caudal keel.

The belly is white and lacks stripes. Constantine Samuel Rafinesque identified the little tunny in and gave the fish its current name: Although found it this broad range of latitudes, it is rare north of the Iberian Peninsula or farther south than Brazil.


Please see our brief essay. It has a compact torpedo shape, with a pointed snout and a euthyynnus crescent tail, ideal for bursts of speed.

It has nocturnal feeding habits, and is a specialist feeder. Its diet also responds to seasonal changes in food availability. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species.

The eggs are buoyant, spherical, transparent, and pelagic. The Animal Diversity Web online. The teeth and fins develop at sizes of 3. Utilized fresh, dried-salted, smoked, canned and frozen Ref.

The little tunny is commonly confused with the Atlantic bonito because of coloration, but the two fish differ in their color patterns and overall body size. The little tunny is typically a schooling species. The little tunny Euthynnus alletteratus is the most common tuna in the Atlantic Ocean.

Caudal peduncle with finlets. The little tunny is found in the neritic waters of the temperate and tropical zones in the Atlantic ocean. The diameter of the allletteratus can be anywhere from euthjnnus.