Scientific Name
Euthynnus affinis  
Euthynnus affinis巴鰹
by: Po-Feng Lee
Author (Cantor, 1849) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 巴鰹 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鮪 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 三點仔、煙仔、倒串、鯤、花煙、大憨煙、花鰋(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean  Holotype Locality Penang, Malaysia 
Synonyms Euthunnus affinis affinis, Euthunnus affinis yaito, Euthunnus alleteratus affinis, Euthunnus wallisi, Euthunnus yaito, Euthynnus affinis yaito, Euthynnus alletteratus, Euthynnus alletteratus affinis, Euthynnus yaito, Euthynus affinis, Evrythynnus affinis, Thynnus affinis, Wanderer wallisi ...all 13..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Gordon R. Williamson 1970 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054443. ASIZP0054444. ASIZP0062800. ASIZP0067420. ASIZP0067545. ASIZP0067553. ASIZP0070805. ASIZP0072992. ASIZP0076229. ASIZP0076230. ASIZP0076231. ASIZP0076232. ASIZP0076297. ASIZP0076298. ASIZP0076299. ASIZP0076358. ASIZP0076359. ASIZP0076360. ASIZP0078756. ASIZP0078902. ASIZP0078903. ASIZP0700050. ASIZP0802773. ASIZP0802774. ASIZP0802775. ASIZP0912773. ASIZP0912774. ASIZP0912775. FRIP03160. FRIP20265. FRIP20403. NMMBP02294. NMMBP06260. NMMBP06261. NMMBP06369. NMMBP06573. NTUM00682. ...List all 37 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Oceanic bonito; Yaito bonito; Wavy-back skipjack; Diverg-bonito; Black skipjack; Bonito; Dwarf bonito; Mackerel tuna; False albacore; Little tuna; Island bonito; Kawa kawa; Kawakawa; Eastern little tuna; Little tunny; Lesser bonito 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body robust, elongate and fusiform. Teeth small and conical, in a single series; palatine teeth present. Gillrakers 31 to 34 on first arch. Two dorsal fins, the first with XV to XVII spines; both fins separated by only a narrow interspace; the second with 12 to 13 rays followed by 7 to 8 finlets; anal fin with 12 to 14 rays followed by 7 finlets; pectoral fins short, never reaching the interspace between the dorsal fins; interpelvic process bifid. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. A very slender caudal peduncle with a prominent lateral keel between 2 small keels at base of caudal fin. Swimbladder absent. Back dark blue or irridescent green in one species with a complicated striped pattern which does not extend forward beyond middle of first dorsal fin; lower sides and belly silvery white without dark longitudinal stripes; several characteristic dark spots between pelvic and pectoral fins.
habitats Occurs in open waters but always remains close to the shoreline. The young may enter bays and harbors. Forms multi-species schools by size with other scombrid species comprising from 100 to over 5,000 individuals. A highly opportunistic predator feeding i 
Distribution Throughout the warm waters of the Indo-West Pacific, including oceanic islands and archipelagos. It is mainly found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Generally marketed canned and frozen; also utilized dried, salted, smoked and fresh.