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Taxonomy Name Euthynnus affinis
Class Osteichthyes
Genus Euthynnus
Family Scombridae
DOF Valid Name Aya kurik
Common Name Black skipjack, Bonito, Kawakawa, Little tuna, Little tunny, Mackerel tuna, Tuna
Fish Base Name Eastern little tuna
Local Name Ambu-ambu, Aya, Bakulan, Bangalak, Coreng, Kayu, Kebal mas, Kembel mas, Mangkok-mangkok, Panit (Sabah), Semambu, Sembak, Tombol mas, Tongkol, Tongkol kurik
Original author Euthynnus affinis
Body Color
Spesific Description

Body color:

Dorsal region dark blue with complicated striped pattern which does not extend forward beyond middle of 1st dorsal fins. Lower sides and abdomen silvery. Several distinctive dark spots between pectoral and pelvic fins.

Specific Description:

Body fusiform, elongate and subcylindrical. Eye moderate without adipose eyelid. Lateral line slightly wavy.





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