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WAHOO – ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDRI

Body colour of this fish is blue-green above and lighter below. The body is marked with numerous, wavy, darker, vertical bars. The body is very elongated and streamlined. Wahoo reach over 7 feet long and grow quickly, especially in their first year after hatching.

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DOLPHIN – MAHI MAHI CORYPHAENA HIPPURUS

This fish may be one of the most colorful fish in the open Gulf of Mexico. It is azure blue to emerald green on its back, with cadmium yellow sides and a lighter belly. These bright colors are quickly lost when the fish dies after being boated. The large colorful ...

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BIG EYE TUNA THUNNUS OBESUS

They are large, deep-bodied, streamlined fish with large heads and eyes. The pectoral fins are very long, reaching back as far as the second dorsal fin. They display 13 or 14 dorsal spines.

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BLUEFIN TUNA THUNNUS THYNNUS

Atlantic bluefins are dark blue to black near the dorsal surface and silvery near the ventral surface. The bluefin is known for the finlets that run down the dorsal and ventrals sides toward the anal fin. There are 12-14 spines in the first dorsal fin and 13-15 rays in the ...

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YELLOWFIN TUNA THUNNUS ALBACARES

The body is deep, but streamlined. It has a metallic, deep blue back, changing to yellow and silver on the belly. A yellow band extends down the side, and the belly often has about 20 vertical broken lines, a characteristic found on no other tuna, but not always noticeably present ...

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WHITE MARLIN TETRAPTURUS ALBIDUS

The body is dark blue to brown on the back, shading to brownish, to silver white along the sides, and then white on the belly. The body is marked with faint vertical bars. The first dorsal fin has many small black spots, compared to the unspotted dorsal fin of the ...

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BLUE MARLIN MAKAIRA NIGRICANS

Color cobalt blue on top shading to silvery white on bottom; upper jaw elongated in form of spear; dorsal fin pointed at front end; pectoral fin and anal fin pointed; lateral line reticulated (interwoven like a net), difficult to see in large specimens; no dark spots on dorsal fin; body ...

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