Wahoo

Wahoo is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas.  It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono.  Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto.

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Wahoo is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas.  It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono.  Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto.

Its body is elongated and covered with small, barely visible scales.  The back is an iridescent blue, while the sides are silvery, with a pattern of irregular vertical blue bars. These colors fade rapidly at death.  The mouth is very pointy and filled with razor sharp teeth.

Specimens have been recorded at up to 8 ft 2 inches in length, and weighing up to183 lb.   Wahoo can swim up to 60 mph are some of the fastest fish in the sea.

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