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5 mm Bluefin Tuna Larvae

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5 mm Bluefin Tuna Larvae

Picture by: J. Lamkin Picture taken on: May 23rd, 2011

Tags: bluefin science southeast gulf tuna

This is the larval stage of Bluefin Tuna, this specimen is only 5 mm long. It was collected during the cruise aboard NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter. Taxonomy and genetics were combined to confirm the identity of this larval fish.