WoRMS taxon details

Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

127026  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127026)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Found in offshore waters (Ref. 9340). Abundant in surface and deeper waters of 9.5° to 25.2°C forming mixed schools with...  
Description Found in offshore waters (Ref. 9340). Abundant in surface and deeper waters of 9.5° to 25.2°C forming mixed schools with skipjack tuna, yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna. May tolerate lowered temperatures up to 9.5°C for short periods (Ref. 9340). Known to concentrate along thermal discontinuities. Schools may be associated with floating objects, including sargassum weeds. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and squids. Also caught by trolling (Ref. 9684). Highly appreciated and marketed fresh, smoked, deep frozen or canned. Eaten steamed, broiled, fried and microwaved (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution cosmopolitan in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans   
Distribution cosmopolitan in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127026 on 2018-11-14
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z
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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fonteneau, A. 1997. Atlas of tropical tuna fisheries. World catches and environment. ORSTOM. Paris. 192 p. [details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bonnaterre, J. P. (1788). Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. <em>Ichthyologie.</em> Paris. i-lvi + 1-215, Pls. A-B. 1-100., available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=Z67NZ0_oObYC&pg=PR1
page(s): 139 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. <i>J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A)</i>: 1-37 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 139 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Found in offshore waters (Ref. 9340). Abundant in surface and deeper waters of 9.5° to 25.2°C forming mixed schools with skipjack tuna, yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna. May tolerate lowered temperatures up to 9.5°C for short periods (Ref. 9340). Known to concentrate along thermal discontinuities. Schools may be associated with floating objects, including sargassum weeds. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and squids. Also caught by trolling (Ref. 9684). Highly appreciated and marketed fresh, smoked, deep frozen or canned. Eaten steamed, broiled, fried and microwaved (Ref. 9987). [details]

Diet Feed on fishes, crustaceans and squids [details]

Distribution cosmopolitan in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans  [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat An epi- and mesopelagic, oceanic species, abundant in surface waters of 15.6° to 19.4°C; deeper swimming, large albacore are found in waters of 13.5° to 25.2°C; temperatures as low as 9.5°C may be tolerated for short periods. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Basque hegaluze  [details]
Breton toun gwenjermon  [details]
Catalan ulladatonyina d'ulls grossostonyina blancabacora  [details]
Dutch witte tonijn  [details]
English long-fin tunnylong-fin tunaalbacore  [details]
Finnish valkotonnikala  [details]
French thon blancgermon  [details]
Galician bonito do norteatún branco  [details]
German weiszer Thunweißer Thunfischweisser Thunfischweißer ThunLangflossenthun [from synonym]  [details]
Hebrew טונה אלבקור [from synonym]  [details]
Italian alalunga Brauner  [details]
Japanese ビンナガ  [details]
Lithuanian ilgapelekis tunas [from synonym]  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Μακρύπτερος τόννος [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian albakor  [details]
Polish tuńczyk długopłetwy [from synonym]tuńczyk biały [from synonym]albakora [from synonym]  [details]
Portuguese voador  [details]
Russian длиннопёрый тунец [from synonym]  [details]
Slovenian dolgoplavuti tun [from synonym]  [details]
Spanish bonito del norteatún blancoalbacora  [details]
Swedish långfenad tonfiskalbakore  [details]
Turkish beyaz ton baligibeyaz orkinos [from synonym]  [details]
Ukrainian тунець довгоперий [from synonym]альбакор [from synonym]  [details]
Welsh tiwna asgell-hir [from synonym]  [details]