WoRMS taxon details

Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

127028  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127028)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Occurs in areas where water temperatures range from 13°-29°C, but the optimum is between 17° and 22°C. Variation in...  
Description 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]

Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean  
Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127028 on 2018-10-19
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]   

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 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 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): 78 [details]   

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

Diet Feed on a wide variety of fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans during the day and at night [details]

Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat 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]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

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

Reproduction Eggs and larvae are pelagic  [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch grootoogtonijn  [details]
English big-eye tunnybig-eye tunabigeye tuna  [details]
French thon obèse  [details]
German Grossaugen-ThunfischGroßaugenthunfischGrossaugenthunGroßaugenthhun  [details]
Italian tonno obeso  [details]
Japanese メバチ  [details]
Lithuanian didžiaakis tunas  [details]
Polish tuńczyk wielkookituńczyk wielkoocznypatudaopastun  [details]
Portuguese patudo  [details]
Russian большеглазый тунец  [details]
Slovenian velikooki tun  [details]
Spanish patudoatún de ojos grandes  [details]
Swedish storögd tonfisk  [details]
Turkish bigeye orkinosu  [details]
Ukrainian тунець великоокий  [details]