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Gymnosarda pelamis = Katsuwonus pelamis (skipjack tuna)
Subject: Gymnosarda pelamis = Katsuwonus pelamis (skipjack tuna)
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Gymnosarda pelamis = Katsuwonus pelamis (skipjack tuna)

Katsuwonus pelamis syn. Gymnosarda pelamis

English: Gymnosarda pelamis (Linnaeus)
Subject: Scombridae, Gymnosarda
Tag: Fish

Date 1905
Author David Starr Jordan (1851–1931); Barton Warren Evermann (1853–1932)
Source/Photographer English: Jordan, David Starr; Evermann, Barton Warren (1905) Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, With a General Account of the Fish Fauna, Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, vol. 23 for 1903, part I, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office


The skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) is a medium-sized fish in the tuna family, Scombridae. It is a cosmopolitan pelagic fish found in tropical and warm-temperate waters. The skipjack tuna is a streamlined, fast-swimming pelagic fish, common in tropical waters throughout the world, where it inhabits surface waters in large shoals (up to 50,000 fish), feeding on fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, and mollusks. It is an important prey species for sharks and large pelagic fishes and is often used as live bait when fishing for marlin. The skipjack tuna has no scales, except on the lateral line and the corselet (a band of large, thick scales forming a circle around the body behind the head). It commonly reaches fork lengths up to 80 cm and a mass of 8–10 kg.

Order: Scombriformes
Family: Scombridae
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Tribe: Thunnini
Genus: Katsuwonus Kishinouye, 1915
Species: Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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