The Bluefin Tuna is one of the largest and most highly prized marine gamefishes.
Giants of the species are know to exceed 1,500 lbs., and the high quality of the meat
can push the value of some fish to tens of thousands of dollars by overseas buyers.
The Bluefin has more gillrakers than any other species, with 31-43 on the first arch.
The liver is striated.
The giants of the species can be found off of the Carolinas in early spring, and migrate north of Gloucester
in the summer time.