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yellowfin-tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

Thunnus albacares

Description: Pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin and all finlets yellow; no white rear edge on caudal fin; golden stripe on side; second dorsal and anal fins become much longer with age (to about 1/5 of total length); eye small; 26 to 35 gill rakers.

Size: To 2.1 meters (82 inches) and 176 kilograms (367 pounds).

Where Found: Offshore mostly bluewater; in or near the Gulfstream.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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