Pacific albacore, German bonito, longfin, longfin tuna, longfin tunny
Lengths up to 4.6 ft and weights up to 133 lb.
52.00 lbs; Kurt Strickland; Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County; October 1, 1997
Pectoral fin extremely long – extends well beyond front of anal fin except in specimens under about 1 ft. (30 cm). Usually 7-9 dorsal finlets, 7-8 anal finlets. Liver striated on ventral surface. 25-31 gill rakers on 1st arch. Dark blue above; shading to silvery white below. 1st dorsal fin deep yellow, 2nd dorsal and anal fins light yellow. Anal finlets dark. Caudal fin white-edged.
For more information on Albacore tuna see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tuna/