Yellowfin tuna have yellow sides, blue backs, silver bellies and can weigh up to 450 pounds, whereas Pacific yellowtail have yellow stripes across their bodies, a yellow tail and weigh between 10 and 20 pounds when caught on a line. Yellowtail, or Seriola lalandi, is not a species of tuna and generally weighs less than a yellowfin, or Thunnus albacares.Know More
Yellowtail are considered a delicacy in Japanese cuisine as an ingredient for sushi. These fish, called hamachi in Japan, are grown on farms and exported to other countries. As of August 2014, the longest yellowtail ever caught was more than 8 feet long, and the largest specimen ever recorded weighed more than 213 pounds. Yellowtail live in subtropical waters all over the world. Yellowtail feed on mackerel, sardines, anchovies, crab and squid.
Yellowfin are actual tuna found in all three oceans of the world. These fish swim with other tuna species, and they associate with dolphins. As of August 2014, the longest yellowfin recorded was 7.8 feet and was caught in Florida. The heaviest yellowfin recorded was 441 pounds. The largest school of yellowfin is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Chile to California. Yellowfin are a top predator in the ocean food chain.Learn more about Fish
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are fatty, coldwater fish such as salmon, tuna, black cod, tilefish, halibut, swordfish, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, trout and herring. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that can help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of other diseases.Full Answer >
The average size of a tuna fish ranges between around 15 inches to about 79 inches. The average weight varies greatly, from as small as 3 pounds to as large as 400 pounds.Full Answer >
Albacore is a type of tuna. It is distinguished from chunk light tuna in that chunk light tuna is typically made from the skipjack species. Canned albacore tuna contains higher amounts of mercury than chunk light tuna, as albacore are larger and live longer.Full Answer >
Herbivorous (plant-eating) and omnivorous (plant- and meat-eating) fish include damselfish, gobies, parrotfish, rabbitfishes, Nile tilapia and bluefin tuna. Herbivorous and omnivorous fish can be found in both fresh and saltwater.Full Answer >