WoRMS taxon details

Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)

127027  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127027)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Schools in near-surface waters as well as below the thermoclime, with temperatures between 18° and 31°C, primarily by...  
Description Schools in near-surface waters as well as below the thermoclime, with temperatures between 18° and 31°C, primarily by size, either in monospecific or multispecies groups. Larger fish frequently school with porpoises, also associated with floating debris and other objects. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and squids. It is sensitive to low concentrations of oxygen and therefore is often limited to depths of 100 m (Ref. 9340). Peak spawning occurs during the summer, in batches (Ref. 9684). Pole-and-line fishing is still one of the major surface fishing techniques while longlining fishing method is for deep swimming yellowfin tuna. Encirling nets are employed to catch schools near the surface (Ref. 9340). Marketed mainly frozen and canned (Ref. 9684), but also fresh (Ref. 9340) and smoked (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea  
Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127027 on 2018-11-18
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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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]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [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 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 McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [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): 140 [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): 140 [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 Schools in near-surface waters as well as below the thermoclime, with temperatures between 18° and 31°C, primarily by size, either in monospecific or multispecies groups. Larger fish frequently school with porpoises, also associated with floating debris and other objects. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and squids. It is sensitive to low concentrations of oxygen and therefore is often limited to depths of 100 m (Ref. 9340). Peak spawning occurs during the summer, in batches (Ref. 9684). Pole-and-line fishing is still one of the major surface fishing techniques while longlining fishing method is for deep swimming yellowfin tuna. Encirling nets are employed to catch schools near the surface (Ref. 9340). Marketed mainly frozen and canned (Ref. 9684), but also fresh (Ref. 9340) and smoked (Ref. 9987). [details]

Diet Feed on fishes, crustaceans and squids. It is sensitive to low concentrations of oxygen and therefore is not usually caught below 250 m in the tropics  [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat An oceanic species occurring above and below the thermoclines. They school primarily by size, either in monospecific or multispecies groups. Larger fish frequently school with porpoises, also associated with floating debris and other objects. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Social- Highly commercial, fishery and gamefish [details]

Reproduction Peak spawning occurs during the summer, in batches  [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish gulfinnet tunfisk  [details]
Dutch geelvintonijn  [details]
English yellow-fin tunnyyellowfin tuna  [details]
French thon à nageoires jaunesalbacore  [details]
German GelbflossenthunfischGelbflossen-ThunGelbflossenthun  [details]
Italian tonno albacora  [details]
Japanese キハダ  [details]
Lithuanian gelsvauodegis tunas  [details]
Norwegian albakor  [details]
Polish tuńczyk żółtopłetwy  [details]
Portuguese galha-à-ré  [details]
Russian тунец желтопёрый  [details]
Slovenian rumenoplavuti tun  [details]
Spanish rabilatún de aleta amarillaatún claroatún aleta amarilla  [details]
Swedish gulfenad tonfisk  [details]
Turkish sarı yüzgeçli orkinossari yuzgecli orkinos  [details]
Ukrainian Тунець жовтоперийЖовтоперий тунець  [details]
Welsh tiwna melyn  [details]