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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) 
AphiaID: 127027

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScombridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScombrinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus South, 1845
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKishincella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKishinoella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacora brevipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacora longipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacora macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus brevipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus catalinae Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus macropterus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus macropterus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcynus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcynus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcynus subulatus Poey, 1875
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScomber albacorus Lacepède, 1800
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScomber sloanei Cuvier, 1832
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSemathunnus guildi Fowler, 1933
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSemathunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacares macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacarres (Bonnaterre, 1788) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus allisoni Mowbray, 1920
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus catalinae (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus zacalles (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus albacora Lowe, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus argentivittatus Cuvier, 1832
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus macropterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Sources  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, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgulfinnet tunfisk  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgeelvintonijn  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryellow-fin tunnyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryellowfin tuna  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthon à nageoires jaunesUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralbacore  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGelbflossenthunfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGelbflossenthun  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortonno albacora  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgelsvauodegis tunas  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralbakor  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuńczyk żółtopłetwy  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgalha-à-ré  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorтунец желтопёрый  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrumenoplavuti tun  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrabilUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoratún de aleta amarillaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoratún claroUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoratún aleta amarilla  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgulfenad tonfisk  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsarı yüzgeçli orkinosUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsari yuzgecli orkinos  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorТунець жовтоперийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorЖовтоперий тунець  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiwna melyn  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacares macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus coryphaenae Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryphorus brachypterus (Gerstaecker, 1853) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachiella thynni Cuvier, 1830 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella filosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudocycnus appendiculatus Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella crassicornis Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus katuwo Yamaguti, 1936 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus quadratus Shiino, 1954 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus asymmetricus Kabata, 1965 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella germonia fagei Poisson & Razet, 1954 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElytrophora brachyptera Gerstaecker, 1853 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus productus Dana, 1852 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (214 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (65 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (853 nucleotides; 279 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Highly commercial, fishery and gamefish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Peak spawning occurs during the summer, in batches  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127027
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127027 on 2014-10-24
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