Cybiosarda elegans

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Leaping bonito
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Leaping bonito (Cybiosarda elegans)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Cybiosarda
(Whitley, 1935)
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Cybiosarda elegans
(Whitley, 1935)

The leaping bonito (Cybiosarda elegans) is a species of saltwater finfish from the Scombridae (Mackerel) family. Scombridae includes such tribes as the mackerels, tunas, and bonitos – the latter of which, the Sardini tribe, this fish is a member. It is the only member of the genus Cybiosarda, which is therefore called a monotypic taxon.[1] Since the bonitos and tunas are close relatives, this fish has variously been referred to by such other common names as Australian tuna, striped bonito, and Watson's bonito.[2]

It is found in coastal and oceanic waters of northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It can reach 45 cm (18 in) in length and 2 kg (4.4 lb) in weight.[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Species of Cybiosarda in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  2. ^ "Cybiosarda". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 

External links[edit]

"Cybiosarda". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.