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The Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus) can grow to 90cm.

IdentificationEdit

Typical tunny shape. Occasional black lines on the back with 5/7 dusky spots behind and below the pectoral fins. Colour: dorsal markings composed on broken horizontal stripes or bars.

BreedingEdit

Little is known of this, although it is known that maturity is reach at a length of 57cm (for fish found off the Southern Coast of Spain). In warmer waters maturity if reached at a smaller length.

HabitatEdit

An inshore species with a water temperature requirement of between 20 to 30ºC

FoodEdit

Fishes, squids and crustaceans

RangeEdit

For the Eastern Atlantic from the southern coast of the UK down almost to the southern tip of Africa.

Additional NotesEdit

An extremely rare visitor to northern hemisphere waters.

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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