Mexican Bonito

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Mexican Bonito, Striped Bonito, Sarda orientalis: Held by Ellis Skidmore, of Madras, Oregon. "We get quite a few of them here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo when the cooler water currents arrive in April and May. They basically arrive just before the blue marlin and large yellowfin tuna arrive in May and June, so must have similar water temperature preferences. Chulas are mostly caught inshore, and near small islands and rock pinnacles. They are rarely seen feeding on the surface, and are mostly taken trolling Rapalas." Description and photo courtesy of Ed Kunze, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Species identification courtesy of John Snow.

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