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Skip Jack Tuna Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Skip Jack Tuna seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Skip Jack Tuna in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: email@example.com.
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Common names include skipjack tuna, skipjack, arctic bonito, atlantic bonito, banjo, bonito, lesser tunny, mushmouth, ocean bonito, oceanic skipjack, skipper, skippy, stripe bellied bonito, striped bellied tunny, striped bonito, striped tunny, victor fish, watermelon, and white bonito
Skipjack tuna are distributed circumtropically. Additionally, they are present along the oceanic coast of Europe and throughout the North Sea, but are absent from the Mediterranean Sea and Black Seas.
The skipjack tuna is an epipelagic fish, occurring in waters ranging in temperature from 58-86°F. While skipjacks remain at the surface during the day, they may descend to depths of 850 feet at night. Skipjacks have a tendency to school, often under drifting objects or marine mammals. Skipjacks exhibit many types of schooling behavior, sometimes schooling with drifting objects, sharks, or whales. They may swim slowly in circular paths or travel in a single direction. These schools may consist only of skipjack, or other tuna species may be present. Skipjack often divide into schools based upon their size. This may be because the smaller fish cannot maintain the same top speeds of larger fish. Small fish may school while feeding, whereas larger fish (greater than 8 inches) tend to feed alone.
Like other tunas, the skipjack tuna has a fusiform body shape. It has two dorsal fins: the first with spines, the second without. Following the second dorsal fin are 7 to 9 finlets with separate rays useful in reducing turbulence and maintaining directional control when swimming at high speeds. The anal fin placement begins under the second dorsal fin and is also followed by 7 or 8 finlets. The caudal peduncle has three sets of keels: a large one on the base of the peduncle inserted between two smaller pairs. Keels are ridges that also help the fish maintain its position in the water when moving swiftly. The mouth extends to the center of the eye. The swim bladder is absent. Skipjack have a special system for partially regulating their body temperature, known as countercurrent exchange. This allows them to conserve body temperature, making them partially "warm blooded." The body color above is dark blue or purple, while the belly and lower sides are silvery and have 4 to 6 dark but broken lines running the length of the body. These stripes along the belly distinguish this tuna from other scombrids living in the same waters. There is a single row of small, conical teeth in the mouth. The record maximum length is 43 inches fork length and the maximum weight is 76 pounds. Skipjack tuna commonly grow to a length of 32 inches, and a weight of 7-22 pounds .
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.