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Dogtooth tuna can reach a length of 190–248 centimetres (75–98 in) in males. and a weight of 130 kg. The average size commonly observed is around 40 to 120 cm. They have 12-14 dorsal soft rays and 12-13 anal soft rays. The lateral line is strongly undulating. These large size tunas have a streamline shape and a distinctive body coloration: brilliant blue green on the back, silvery on the side and whitish on the belly, with two white tips on the two back fins close to its caudal peduncle. They are always swimming with open jaws. The upper jaw of the large mouth reaches the eye. The dogtooth tuna is one of the apex non-pelagic predators in its environment, sharing that position with giant trevally, Napoleon wrasse, and large groupers, as well as reef, bull and tiger sharks.
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