Mackerel Tuna, Black Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Dwarf Bonito, Eastern Little Tuna, False Albacore, Kawa Kawa, Lesser Bonito, Little Tuna, Little Tunny, Oceanic Bonito, Wavy-back Skipjack, Yaito Bonito
Euthynnus affinis, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Stout torpedo-shaped, silver body, dark blue upper back, and patch of wavy mackerel-like markings on upper rear body.
Max Size: 100 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
Threats: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.