|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Scombridae||Katsuwonus pelamis||(Linnaeus)||1758||Skipjack Tuna|
Unique Characters: Two small keels and a large median keel between them on either side of caudal peduncle. 7-10 dorsal and 7-10 anal finlets. Adipose eyelids absent. Teeth in jaws slender, conical, hardly compressed. Corselet of scales well developed. Upper surface of tongue with 2 longitudinal ridges. 9-16 spines in first dorsal fin. First and second dorsal fins barely separated, at most by eye diameter. 12-16 spines in first dorsal fin. Interpelvic process bifid and short, much shorter than pelvic fin rays. 3 to 5 prominent dark longitudinal stripes on belly. Gill rakers 53 to 63 on first arch.
Similar Species: None