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n. pl. skipjack or skip·jacks
1. A skipjack tuna.
2. Any of various other fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
3. pl. skip·jacks A fishing sloop having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.

[skip (in reference to its leaping behavior) + jack, fellow.]


n, pl -jack or -jacks
1. (Animals) Also called: skipjack tuna an important food fish, Katsuwonus pelamis, that has a striped abdomen and occurs in all tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunas)
2. (Animals) black skipjack a small spotted tuna, Euthynnus yaito, of Indo-Pacific seas
3. (Animals) any of several other unrelated fishes, such as the alewife and bonito
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical an American sloop used for oystering and as a yacht
5. (Animals) another name for a click beetle
[C18: from skip1 + jack1]



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -jack, (esp. for kinds or species) -jacks.
any of various fishes that leap above the surface of the water, as a tuna, Euthynnus pelamis, or the bonito.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skipjack - oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlanticskipjack - oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus - a genus of Scombridae
2.skipjack - medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific watersskipjack - medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
genus Sarda, Sarda - bonitos
bonito - any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas
3.skipjack - able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking soundskipjack - able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
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An increase was also recorded in the production of skipjack, yellowfin tuna, mud crab, blue crab, big-eye tuna, mudfish, catfish and oysters.
Aside from abalone and shrimp, the other seafood species covered by the new rule effective on January 1 this year include Atlantic cod, Atlantic blue crab, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), grouper, King crab (red), Pacufc cod, red snaoper, sea cucumber, sharks, swordfish and tuna (albacore, bigeye, skipjack, yellowfin and bluefin).
There is a slight chance of confusing Atlantic bonito with yet another small tuna species: the skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis.
Our goal was to examine fine-scale variability in the feeding habits and trophic position of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) caught together in mixed schools by purse seine to examine the null hypothesis that the association between these 2 tuna species is not related to trophic interactions.
On other hand an analysis to assess level of environment friendliness and to determine the superior fishing gears as well sustainable exploitation in skipjack tuna on-site research has not been done location research.
According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' fresh fish prices monitor, a kilogram of yellow fin tuna has an average price of P130 while skipjack sells for about P100 a kg.
It follows a rise in the price of skipjack tuna, falling global catches and increased demand in Europe and Australia.
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