WoRMS taxon details

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

127028

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127028

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Occurs in areas where water temperatures range...  
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 editorDistribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean [details]
Bailly, N. (2008). Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127028 on 2017-11-19

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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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]   

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. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 78 [details]   

additional source Lowe, R. T. (1839). A supplement to a synopsis of the fishes of Madeira. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (pt 7): 76-92.
page(s): 78 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo obesus (Lowe, 1839)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermo sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeothunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcynus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus mebachi (Kishinouye, 1915)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus obesus Lowe, 1839) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThynnus sibi Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus obesus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorParathunnus obesus mebachi (Kishinouye, 1915)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunnus abesus (Lowe, 1839)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorThunus obesus (Lowe, 1839)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAreotestis sibi Yamaguti, 1965 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachiella thynni Cuvier, 1830 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 editorCaligus productus Dana, 1852 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDidymosulcus katsuwonicola (Okada, 1926) Pozdnyakov, 1990 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElytrophora brachyptera Gerstaecker, 1853 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryphorus brachypterus (Gerstaecker, 1853) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuryphorus indicus (Shiino, 1958) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexostoma lintoni Price, 1936 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNasicola brasiliensis Kohn, Baptista-Farias, dos Santos & Gibson, 2004 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNasicola klawei (Stunkard, 1962) Yamaguti, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudocycnus appendiculatus Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyriocephalus dollfusi Busserieras & Aldrin, 1968 (parasite)
LanguageName 
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 editorGrossaugenthunUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGroßaugenthhun  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortonno obeso  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorメバチ  [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]