COMMUNITY ECOLOGY OF METAZOAN PARASITES OF PACIFIC BONITO
Sarda chiliensis CUVIER, 1832 (PERCIFORMES: SCOMBRIDAE) FROM THE PERUVIAN COAST
org); southern grut Cilus gilberti and rock seabass Paralabrax humeralis), jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas), palm ruff (Seriolella violacea), Eastern Pacific bonito
(Sarda chilensis), common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), pelagic sharks (short fin mako Isurus oxirynchus and blue shark Prionace glauca), sea lions (Otaria flavescens), cetaceans (small cetaceans and dolphins), marine birds (guanay cormorants Leucocarbo bougainvilli, Peruvian booby Sula variegata and pelicans Pelecanus thagus), and detritus.
We didn't see any marlin in the harbor, but did catch plenty of mackerel and managed to land four Pacific bonito
, pound-for-pound one of the feistiest fish in the ocean.
The cruise concluded with measurements and biological samples along several transects off southern California, as far south as the Coronados Islands, and special studies of the biology of and fisheries for mackerel (chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus, formerly known as Pacific mackerel), Pacific bonito
, Sarda chiliensis, and Pacific barracuda, Sphyraena argentea.
5) In the "Others" category, rainbow runner, Elagatis bipinnulatus, and bait fishes such as mackerels (Scombridae), triggerfishes (Balistidae), Pacific bonito
, Sarda chiliensis, etc.
Topanga's Gino Picciolo was a 15-year-old deckhand when he watched a 21-pound, 3-ounce Pacific bonito
engulf a small green-and-yellow jig on the first cast of a new rod, reel and line.