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Euthynnus alletteratus


Other common names: bonito, LT, Hard Head, False albacore, mackerel tuna.

Size: Average up to 32 in, 20 lbs.


IGFA All Tackle: 35 lb 2 oz.


Distribution: Worldwide in tropical to temperate waters, Offshore.


General: A common pelagic schooling species and a hard-fighting sport fish. Frequently used as a baitfish for shark and marlin. The flesh is darker and stronger in flavor than that of the larger tunas. Commercially important, especially for canning.


Techniques: medium tackle, trolling.


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