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wahoo

Wahoo

Acanthocybium solanderi

Description: Body slender; elongate jaws form a pointed beak; dark bluish above, with about 30 dark bars; whitish below first dorsal fin long and low, with 21 to 27 spines; no gill rakes.

Size: To 2.1 meters (83 inches) and 83 kilograms (183 pounds).

Where Found: offshore Gulfstream; bluewater.

Remarks: An important game fish, renowned for its tremendous runs and shifts of direction; usually not in schools; caught by trolling bait and artificial lures on flatlines.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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