Bluefin tuna larvae hatch at 3.0 mm and have large heads, large jaws, and lack body pigmentation. They do have dorsal tail pigment. After hatching they grow 1 mm per day. The young are on average 5.80 mm after 10 days, 10.62 mm by 20 days, and 35.74 mm by 30 days after hatching. Growth is especially accelerated after 20 days after hatching, up to 2.10 mm/day. Young begin schooling with other species of tuna based on size.
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