(Cuvier, 1832); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called oahu fish, Pacific kingfish
Worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas. Pelagic and seasonally migratory, it tends to be a loner or travel in small groups of 2 to 6 fish. There are indications of seasonal concentrations off the Pacific coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Baja California in the summer, off Grand Cayman (Atlantic) in the winter and spring, and off the western Bahamas and Bermuda in the spring and fall.
The upper jaw is movable and the teeth are large, strong and laterally compressed. The well defined lateral line dips noticeably n...