Thursday, 2 May 2013

and the ansswer is....

first, can anyone tell me if the posts to the facebook group are working?
just send me an email to the hammertimetoronto address.

We have an answer to that most pressing question, "what kind of tuna was that?"
The expert answer came from Patrick,
"It's a Skipjack Tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis
Skipjack can be distinguished from other tunas by the presence of stripes on the
belly. Usually 4-6 prominent, dark longitudinal stripes from the lower belly and
sides toward the tail. The top of the fish is a dark purplish-blue, and the lower
flanks and belly are silvery.
The pectoral and ventral fins are short, and the two dorsal fins are separated at the
base by a small interspace. The teeth are small and conical. No swimbladder is
present. There are 53-63 gill rakers on the first gill arch, more than any other tuna."

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