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Fish of the Week - Blackfin Tuna
Pectoral fin moderately long, reaching point below beginning of second dorsal fin.
Eye large, second dorsal fin dusky.
All finlets dusky, with white edges.
Dorsal finlets sometimes turn yellowish at base after death.
A broad, brownish stripe along upper part of side.
19 to 25 gill rakers (usually 21 to 23) on first arch.
Size: To 42 pounds (38 inches).
Habitat: Nearshore and offshore.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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Gone Coastal: A column on marine fisheries
Other Marine Fisheries Information