Observations in the Family: Scombridae

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Euthynnus affinis

Euthynnus affinis
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
Fish expert
Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 24th October 2014
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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longfin tuna

2014-10-13 21.22.53
By: AndrewFAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in Fish
Location: Cape Canyon area
Observed: 30th March 2011
Added: 13th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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yellowfin tuna

2014-10-13 17.07.03
By: AndrewFAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in Fish
Location: Cape Canyon area
Observed: 3rd November 2011
Added: 13th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Yellowfin Tuna

yellowfin tuna (2)
By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Observed: 4th October 2014
Added: 13th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

About 70 cm long

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wahoo

2014-09-18 11.26.29
By: AndrewFAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in Fish
Location: Cape Point offshore
Observed: 17th April 2013
Added: 20th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Young wahoo caught off Cape Point.
Not common, but are seen and caught when water temps rise.
Specimen donated to UCT

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yellowfin tuna

2014-09-19 17.20.46
By: AndrewFAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in FishAndrewF’s reputation in Fish
Location: offshore cape point
Observed: 14th April 2010
Added: 19th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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yellowfin tuna

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By: brunnibrunni’s reputation in Fishbrunni’s reputation in Fish
Location: offshore
Observed: 8th May 2013
Added: 20th August 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Marine pelagic, depth over 600 meters.
Weight ca. 40 kgs.

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Tuna

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By: _shane_shane is knowledgeable about Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish
Location: St Helena Bay
Observed: 21st May 2014
Added: 27th May 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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wahoo 25kg

wahoo 25kg
By: brunnibrunni’s reputation in Fishbrunni’s reputation in Fish
Location: Donk 2
Observed: 19th March 2014
Added: 30th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

Body is elongated and covered with almost invisible scales; back is a dark iridescent blue, sides are silvery, with a pattern of irregular vertical blue bars; razor sharp teeth.

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Tuna catch 1950s

tuna catch
By: FishForLifeFishForLife’s reputation in FishFishForLife’s reputation in Fish
Location: Main Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 1st January 1950
Added: 16th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Big catch of tuna off Cape Point from the 1950s

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Tuna 1950s

mark 1st tuna 1950
By: FishForLifeFishForLife’s reputation in FishFishForLife’s reputation in Fish
Location: Main Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 1st January 1950
Added: 16th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Tuna caught in 1950s from the shore

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Yellowfin tuna caught 1950s

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By: FishForLifeFishForLife’s reputation in FishFishForLife’s reputation in Fish
Location: Rooikrans, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 1st January 1950
Added: 16th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

caught at Rooikrans in 1950s

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Tuna circa 1950s

tuna 1950
By: FishForLifeFishForLife’s reputation in FishFishForLife’s reputation in Fish
Location: Main Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 1st January 1950
Added: 16th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Yellowfin tuna caught from boat circa 1950

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Tuna from Rooikrans

tuna rooikrans 1950
By: FishForLifeFishForLife’s reputation in FishFishForLife’s reputation in Fish
Location: Main Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 1st March 1964
Added: 16th March 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Yellowfin tuna caught from shore

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Scomberomorus commerson

Scomberomorus commerson
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
Fish expert
Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed: 3rd July 2013
Added: 17th December 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Background tuna

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By: LvDLvD’s reputation in FishLvD’s reputation in Fish
Location: South of cape point
Observed: 9th February 2013
Added: 10th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:4
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yellow fin tuna

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By: _shane_shane is knowledgeable about Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish
Location: canyon
Observed: 14th November 2011
Added: 10th November 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:2
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King Mackerel

PA300024b
By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Fish
Location: Indigo Bay, Mozambique
Observed: 30th October 2004
Added: 22nd January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Eastern Little Tuna

PA300029b
By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in FishAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Fish
Location: Indigo Bay, Mozambique
Observed: 30th October 2004
Added: 22nd January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
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YELLOWFIN TUNA Danie's first

CD 01 (83)
By: kenmkenm’s reputation in Fishkenm’s reputation in Fish
Location: S W of CAPE POINT
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 6th December 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:5
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tuna

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By: _shane_shane is knowledgeable about Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish
Location: canyon
Observed: 13th February 2011
Added: 15th September 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Swims in large shoals.
Attached are 2 photographs, one is of the fish directly underneath the boat and the other is the shoal around the boat.The distances are in fathoms.
Fish are marked as red with green outline.

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tuna

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By: _shane_shane is knowledgeable about Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish_shane’s earned reputation in Fish
Location: canyon
Observed: 13th February 2011
Added: 15th September 2011
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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