Temperate Oceans Animals

Skipjack Tuna
Skipjack Tuna
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Fish
Order: Perciformes: Perch-like fishes
Size: 1 m (3 1/4 ft)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Euthynnus pelamis Habitat: offshore surface waters
Range: Worldwide in tropical seas, seasonally in temperate areas

Size of Skipjack TunaA member of the family Scombridae, the skipjack has the streamlined body shape typical of the fast-swimming tunas. Dark stripes on the lower half of its body are distinguishing characteristics. An extremely abundant fish, it swims in huge schools, sometimes comprising as many as 50,000 fishes, and is one of the most important commercial fishes, particularly in the Pacific. Skipjacks feed on fish and invertebrates such as squid and crustaceans.

Range of Skipjack Tuna
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