(Linnaeus, 1766); POMATOMIDAE FAMILY; also called blue, tailor, elf, chopper, marine piranha, rock salmon, snapper blue, Hatteras blue
Found worldwide, expect in the eastern Pacific, in temperate to tropical waters although sporadic in occurrence and location.
The bluefish is one of only three species of the family Pomatomidae. The mouth has extremely sharp teeth. The existence of a spine in the second dorsal fin, the absence of head markings, and the lack of an interspace between the dorsal fins distinguish the bluefish from the similar looking greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili. The bluef...