Friday, July 31, 2009

Dogtooth Tuna

[Originally posted to the Moorea Coral Reef LTER (MCR LTER) Marine Life Encyclopedia]

 Dogtooth Tuna - Vau
(Gymnosarda unicolor)

Dogtooth Tuna - Gymnosarda unicolor
Photo by Gerick Bergsma

Distribution
Dogtooth Tuna are found throughout the Indopacific.

Habitat
Reef slopes and offshore reefs

Diet
Feed on many kinds of small fish

Quick Fact
Dogtooth Tuna typically cruise the forereef alone or in small groups looking for schools of small fish to eat. Dogtooth are not true tuna, but belong to a closely related group that includes the Bonito.

Learn More
- Animal Diversity Web

- Moorea Biocode Database

1 comment:

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