The Atlantic bonito, also known as the Mediterranean sarda, belongs to the scombridae family. Scientific description: Sarda Sarda These fish species live in the Mediterranean Sea. They swim in shoals and it is not uncommon to find them along the coasts or at the mouths of ports. The Atlantic bonito is caught with fishing rods or, at night, with the help of nets. Among the oily fish group, bonito is considered a veritable mine of nutritional goodness.