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42 in   	Pompano Beach, FL, USA   18-May-2013  Andrew Mixon 42 in Pompano Beach, FL, USA 18-May-2013 Andrew Mixon

(Cuvier, 1832); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called oahu fish, Pacific kingfish

Worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas. Pelagic and seasonally migratory, it tends to be a loner or travel in small groups of 2 to 6 fish. There are indications of seasonal concentrations off the Pacific coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Baja California in the summer, off Grand Cayman (Atlantic) in the winter and spring, and off the western Bahamas and Bermuda in the spring and fall.

The upper jaw is movable and the teeth are large, strong and laterally compressed. The well defined lateral line dips noticeably near the middle of the first dorsal fin, further forward than on the similar looking tanguigue (Scomberomorus commerson), and is wavy back to the tail. The back is a brilliant, deep, blue sometimes described as metallic or electric blue. Bright blue vertical bands, or “tiger stripes”, flow down the sides onto the silver and sometimes join into pairs on the belly. These beautiful stripes are not, however, always prominent in large specimens and occasionally may be missing entirely.

It is found around wrecks and reefs where smaller fish that it feeds upon are abundant, but it may also be found far out at sea.

 

 

LengthLocationCatch DateAnglerKayak
42in Pompano Beach, FL, USA 18-May-2013 Andrew Mixon Hobie Pro Angler 12



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