Species under Thunnus
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Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Thunnus alalunga
(Bonnaterre, 1788)
Albacore Cosmopolitan in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans including the Mediterranean Sea but not at the surface between 10°N and 10°S. Western Pacific 140
Thunnus albacares
(Bonnaterre, 1788)
Yellowfin tuna Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea 239
Thunnus atlanticus
(Lesson, 1831)
Blackfin tuna Western Atlantic 107.95
Thunnus maccoyii
(Castelnau, 1872)
Southern bluefin tuna Atlantic, Indian and Pacific 245
Thunnus obesus
(Lowe, 1839)
Bigeye tuna Atlantic, Indian and Pacific 250
Thunnus orientalis
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Pacific bluefin tuna North Pacific 300
Thunnus thynnus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Atlantic bluefin tuna Western Atlantic 458
Thunnus tonggol
(Bleeker, 1851)
Longtail tuna Indo-West Pacific 144.983
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