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Oceanic Bonito

Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus 1758)

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Katsuwonus pelamis (Oceanic Bonito) is a species of bony fishes in the family mackerels. They are native to Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean. They are diurnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 110 cm. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is iteroparous and oviparous. They rely on swimming and thunniform to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/thunniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, characteristic of tunas, also found in several lamnid sharks. Virtually all the sideways movement is in the tail and the region connecting the main body to the tail (the peduncle). The tail itself tends to be large and crescent shaped. This form of swimming enables these fish to chase and catch prey more easily due to the increase in speed of swimming, like in barracudas.
  • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_locomotion#Thunniform
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Oceanic Bonito. View this species on GBIF