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Family: Tuna
Similar Fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna
Habitat: OFFSHORE - Located throughout the entire gulf offshore.
Size: Up to380 lb.
Description: Blackfin Tuna feed extensively on a wide variety of very small crustaceans as well as on larger prey such as fishes and squids. The modes of feeding include straining food items from the water column and chasing and engulfing them. Major foods of blackfin tuna are stomatopod larvae, numerous species of crab and shrimp larvae, juvenile fishes, and squids.

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