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Wahoo (ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDERI)

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WAHOO / ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDERI
6 12 11.00 24.4 El Hierro Canary Is. 300896 H. C. Clausen
8 16 18.15 40 Puerto Rico Canary Is. 030805 S Friedrich
10 20 42.00 92.9 Funchal Madeira 061013 B.Johnson
15 30 25.70 56.10 Graciosa Canary Is. 091092  W. Bucca
24 50 20.40 44.15 Puerto Rico Canary Is 070812 J Friedrich
37 80 19.60 43.3 Azores Bank Azores 170991 W. Kleyer
AT AT 42.00 92.9 Funchal Madeira 061013 B.Johnson

The wahoo (Acanthocybium Solanderi)

is a steel blue fish above and pale blue below. It has a series of 25 to 30 irregular blackish-blue verticle bars on the sides. A distinguishing characteristic is that protrusions on the gills (gill rakers) are absent.

Wahoo occur in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans including the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

They are short-lived fish and grow rapidly, reaching lengths of up tp 60.1 inches and weights of up to 45 pounds. Both sexes are capable of reproducing during the first year of life, with males maturing at 34 inches and females at 40 inches.

Wahoo (ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDERI) - European Federation of Sea Angling

Spawning in the United States takes place from June to August. Wahoo are voracious predators that feed primarily on fishes such as frigate mackerel, butterfish, porcupinefish, and round herring.

Information supplied by www.yohansdiving.com

 
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