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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Genus: Thunnus

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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hofinger, E.

Cosmopolitan in tropical
Max. Length 140 cm FL
Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Hofinger, E.
 
Thunnus alalunga
[Albacore]

Photo by Archambault, C.

Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 239 cm FL
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Thunnus albacares
[Yellowfin tuna]

Photo by Doray, M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 107.9 cm FL
Thunnus atlanticus (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Doray, M.
 
Thunnus atlanticus
[Blackfin tuna]

Photo by Fritsches, K.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 245 cm FL
Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau, 1872)

Photo by Fritsches, K.
 
Thunnus maccoyii
[Southern bluefin tuna]

Photo by Chow, S.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Chow, S.
 
Thunnus obesus
[Bigeye tuna]

Photo by FAO

North Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm FL
Thunnus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by FAO
 
Thunnus orientalis
[Pacific bluefin tuna]

Photo by Ticina, V.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 458 cm TL
Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Ticina, V.
 
Thunnus thynnus
[Atlantic bluefin tuna]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 145.0 cm FL
Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Thunnus tonggol
[Longtail tuna]
8 Species of Family Scombridae with Genus Thunnus
(Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1788 Thunnus alalunga Albacore Cosmopolitan in tropical 140 FL
1788 Thunnus albacares Yellowfin tuna Worldwide in tropical and 239 FL
1831 Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin tuna Western Atlantic 107.9 FL
1872 Thunnus maccoyii Southern bluefin tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 245 FL
1839 Thunnus obesus Bigeye tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 250 TL
1844 Thunnus orientalis Pacific bluefin tuna North Pacific 300 FL
1758 Thunnus thynnus Atlantic bluefin tuna Western Atlantic 458 TL
1851 Thunnus tonggol Longtail tuna Indo-West Pacific 145.0 FL



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