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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839) 
AphiaID: 127028

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus South, 1845
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcynus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus mebachi (Kishinouye, 1915)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus obesus mebachi (Kishinouye, 1915)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus abesus (Lowe, 1839) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunus obesus (Lowe, 1839) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus obesus Lowe, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus sibi 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 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrootoogtonijn  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbig-eye tunnyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbig-eye tunaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbigeye tuna  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthon obèse  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrossaugen-ThunfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGroßaugenthunfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrossaugenthun  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortonno obeso  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordidžiaakis tunas  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuńczyk wielkookiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuńczyk wielkoocznyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpatudaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoropastun  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpatudo  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorбольшеглазый тунец  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvelikooki tun  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpatudoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoratún de ojos grandes  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorstorögd tonfisk  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbigeye orkinosu  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorтунець великоокий  [details]
Direct child
taxa (2)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
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]
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 editorEast Indian Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMtwapa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUngama Bay [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]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [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 editorSeychelles [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 alalongae Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 editorPseudocycnus appendiculatus Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryphorus indicus (Shiino, 1958) (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 (117 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (43 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 (1316 nucleotides; 240 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 Occurs in areas where water temperatures range from 13°-29°C, but the optimum is between 17° and 22°C. Variation in occurrence is closely related to seasonal and climatic changes in surface temperature and thermocline. Juveniles and small adults school at the surface in mono-species groups or mixed with other tunas, may be associated with floating objects. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans during the day and at night (Ref. 9340). Spawning occurs in waters between 10°N and 10°S throughout the year but occurs most often from April up to the end of September (Ref. 9340). Meat is highly prized and processed into sashimi in Japan. Marketed mainly canned or frozen (Ref. 9684), but also sold fresh (Ref. 9340). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feed on a wide variety of fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans during the day and at night [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Occur in areas where water temperatures range from 13°-29°C, but the optimum is between 17° and 22°C. Variation in occurrence is closely related to seasonal and climatic changes in surface temperature and thermocline. [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 Eggs and larvae are pelagic  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127028
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 obesus (Lowe, 1839). 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=127028 on 2014-12-22
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