Where they live
Longtail tuna are a predominantly neritic species found to inhabit relatively shallow parts of the ocean above the drop-off of the continental shelf to approximately 200m in depth.
They avoid turbid waters and areas with reduced salinity such as estuaries.
Longtail tuna may form schools of varying size offshore.
Size and age
Have been known to grow to 145cm and weigh in at 36kg.
Surface lures and jigheads.
Last updated: 14 November 2017