swift-moving, powerful, predacious food and game fish of the family Scombridae
(order Perciformes) found worldwide, especially in the tropics. The wahoo
is a slim, streamlined fish with sharp-toothed, beaklike jaws and a tapered
body ending in a slender tail base and a crescent-shaped tail. Gray-blue
above and paler below, it is marked with a series of vertical bars and,
like the related tunas, has a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and
anal fins. At its largest, the wahoo attains a length of 1.8 m (6 feet)
and weight of 55 kg (120 pounds) or more.