Diane Rome Peebles
Rodbender Fishing Charters.
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Captain Scott K. Green
4133 Via Piedra Circle
Sarasota, FL 34233
LITTLE TUNNY - Euthynnus alletteratus
Family Scombridae, MACKERELS AND TUNAS
Description: diagonal, sometimes wavy, dark bars on bare areas
on each side of back; 4 to 5 dark spots below pectoral fin;
no dark stripes on belly; dorsal fins connected at base;
pectoral fin short.
Size: to 1 m (3.25 ft.) and 12 kg (26 lbs.), but usually
Where found: common offshore, but also occurs regularly in bays and
Remarks: probably the most common tuna in the w. Atlantic; popular sport fish, it is also used as bait for marlin; occurs
in large schools.