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 Skipjack tuna, striped tuna, oceanic bo
Image ID: 29624
Common Name: Skipjack tuna, striped tuna, oceanic bo
Scientific Name: Katsuwonus pelamis
Location: Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Description: Skipjack tuna swimming in clear blue oceanic water of the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It 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 fishes, crustaceans, cephalopods and molluscs. It is an important prey species for large pelagic fishes and sharks.
Keywords: Skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, striped tuna, oceanic bonito, bonito, arctic bonito, mushmouth, victor fish, Scombridae, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
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