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Skipjack Tuna

Namibia

Introduction: Skipjacks (Katsuwonus pelamis) are also called oceanic bonito. Their torpedo-shaped bodies are often observed in large shoals after prey. The lateral line has a distinctive tip below the 2nd dorsal fin. Fins are well-developed. Both jaws are armed with minute teeth. Katsuwonus is a Japanese name for this fish and pelamis is 'white wax'. They are so-called because of their habit of 'skipping' along the surface.

Distribution: Throughout Namibian coastal and oceanic waters.

Diet: Krill, anchovies, pilchards, juvenile fish, squid, mantis shrimps are strained through gill rakers which prevent water from entering the mouth.

Colouration: Dark blue back and silvery white belly. Between 4 and 10 longitudinal black bands line the lower body flanks.

Breeding: Spawning occurs during the summer months once the sexual maturity length of 40 to 50cm has been attained.

Max size: 75cm. Max weight: 9.1kg.

Beach Lodge

Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.

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