Albacore, Thunnus alalunga: The Albacore is characterized by its “tuna-like” body with very elongated pectoral fins that reach the dorsal finlets. The Albacore has its greatest depth at the origin of the second dorsal fin and has a faint iridescent blue stripe along the flank.


Albacore Photo 1

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga: Sea of Cortez first? Mark Rayor, left, and Don Oser, with albacore caught during a fish trip at East Cape on March 24, 2003. Photo courtesy Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sport, Buena Vista, B.C.S., Mexico.

Albacore Photo 2

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga: Solmar Fleet Capt. Javier Abaroa of the Solmar II with a rare Cabo San Lucas albacore caught during a fish trip on his boat last week. Photo courtesy Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Fleet, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico.

Albacore Photo 3

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga: Caught at San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico. Photo courtesy San Quintin Sport Fishing.

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