Family: Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Wahoo
Max. size: 250 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 30573); max. published weight: 83.0 kg (Ref. 168)
Environment: pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine ; depth range 0 - 12 m
Climate: tropical; 45°N - 38°S, 180°W - 180°E
Importance: fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters, including the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas.
Biology: An oceanic, epipelagic species frequently solitary or forming small loose aggregations rather than compact schools. Feeds on fishes and squids. An important sport fish in some areas (Ref. 9340). Marketed fresh, salted or spice-cured slices of meat; also frozen (Ref. 9987). Flesh of very good quality (Ref. 9684).