Fish Facts: Yellowfin Tuna – Thunnus albacares

Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares)┬áreach a maximum size of 450 pounds. Yellowfin have football shaped bodies, dark blue or black above with yellow on the sides and fins tinged in yellow with the finlets yellow. Yellowfin occur in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Yellowfin Tuna are schooling fish and are the most important commercially of … Read more

Fish Facts: Atlantic Bumper – Chloroscombrus chrysurus

The Atlantic bumper Chloroscombrus chrysurus, is a smallish fish in the family, Carangidae, the jack family. Atlantic bumper feed on smaller fish, cephalopods and even zooplankton. The Atlantic bumper is best identified by its unique profile. Notice the bottom dips down much more than in any other jack. The lateral line is arched near the … Read more

Small Barracuda

Great Barracuda (Spyraena barracuda) have unique dental work. The teeth appear randomly placed but all Barracuda have the exact same dental arrangement unless of course a tooth is broken. There long needlelike teeth actually each have their own hole on the opposing jaw. Barracuda are found worldwide in tropical waters. There are six seperate species, … Read more

Fish Facts: Mackerel Scad – Decapterus macarellus

The Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus) live in the warm parts of the Atlantic, rarely straying northward to the Gulf of Maine and to Nova Scotia and occasionally into the Gulf of Mexico where this one was caught. Mackerel Scad are a schooling species that prefers clear offshore waters. Not usually found on the surfuce, instead … Read more