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Family: Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos



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54 species (see list below)

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Photo by Archambault, C.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Acanthocybium solandri (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Acanthocybium solandri
[Wahoo]

Photo by FAO

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 105 cm FL
Allothunnus fallai Serventy, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Allothunnus fallai
[Slender tuna]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 40 cm FL
Auxis brachydorax Collette & Aadland, 1996

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Auxis brachydorax
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 36.5 cm FL

 
Auxis eudorax
[]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 50 cm FL
Auxis rochei (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Auxis rochei
[Bullet tuna]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 65 cm FL
Auxis thazard (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Auxis thazard
[Frigate tuna]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm FL
Cybiosarda elegans (Whitley, 1935)

Photo by FAO
 
Cybiosarda elegans
[Leaping bonito]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Euthynnus affinis (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Euthynnus affinis
[Kawakawa]

Photo by JAMARC

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Euthynnus alletteratus
[Little tunny]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm FL
Euthynnus lineatus Kishinouye, 1920

Photo by IGFA
 
Euthynnus lineatus
[Black skipjack]

Photo by Archambault, C.

Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 164 cm FL
Gasterochisma melampus Richardson, 1845

Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Gasterochisma melampus
[Butterfly kingfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm FL
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus
[Shark mackerel]

Photo by First, D.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Grammatorcynus bilineatus (Rüppell, 1836)

Photo by First, D.
 
Grammatorcynus bilineatus
[Double-lined mackerel]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 248.0 cm FL
Gymnosarda unicolor (Rüppell, 1836)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnosarda unicolor
[Dogtooth tuna]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Cosmopolitan in tropical
Max. Length 110 cm FL
Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Katsuwonus pelamis
[Skipjack tuna]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm FL
Orcynopsis unicolor (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Orcynopsis unicolor
[Plain bonito]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 34.5 cm FL
Rastrelliger brachysoma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Rastrelliger brachysoma
[Short mackerel]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm FL
Rastrelliger faughni Matsui, 1967

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Rastrelliger faughni
[Island mackerel]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Rastrelliger kanagurta
[Indian mackerel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm FL
Sarda australis (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sarda australis
[Australian bonito]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Sarda chiliensis (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Sarda chiliensis
[Eastern Pacific bonito]

Photo by Malone, R.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm FL
Sarda lineolata (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Malone, R.
 
Sarda lineolata
[Pacific bonito]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm FL
Sarda orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sarda orientalis
[Striped bonito]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 91.4 cm FL
Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sarda sarda
[Atlantic bonito]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm FL
Scomber australasicus Cuvier, 1832

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Scomber australasicus
[Blue mackerel]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat

Scomber colias Gmelin, 1789

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scomber colias
[Atlantic chub mackerel]

Photo by Busse, K.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Photo by Busse, K.
 
Scomber japonicus
[Chub mackerel]

Photo by Svensen, E.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm FL
Scomber scombrus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Scomber scombrus
[Atlantic mackerel]

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm FL
Scomberomorus brasiliensis Collette, Russo & Zavala-Camin, 1978

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Scomberomorus brasiliensis
[Serra Spanish mackerel]

Photo by Wiggers, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 184 cm TL
Scomberomorus cavalla (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Wiggers, R.
 
Scomberomorus cavalla
[King mackerel]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm FL
Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scomberomorus commerson
[Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel]

Photo by Kira, G.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm FL
Scomberomorus concolor (Lockington, 1879)

Photo by Kira, G.
 
Scomberomorus concolor
[Monterey Spanish mackerel]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm FL
Scomberomorus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Scomberomorus guttatus
[Indo-Pacific king mackerel]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm FL
Scomberomorus koreanus (Kishinouye, 1915)

Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus koreanus
[Korean seerfish]

Photo by Aqua Trade International

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 98 cm
Scomberomorus lineolatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Aqua Trade International
 
Scomberomorus lineolatus
[Streaked seerfish]

Photo by Wiggers, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm FL
Scomberomorus maculatus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Wiggers, R.
 
Scomberomorus maculatus
[Atlantic Spanish mackerel]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm FL
Scomberomorus multiradiatus Munro, 1964

Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus multiradiatus
[Papuan seerfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 104 cm FL
Scomberomorus munroi Collette & Russo, 1980

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scomberomorus munroi
[Australian spotted mackerel]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Scomberomorus niphonius (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by CAFS
 
Scomberomorus niphonius
[Japanese Spanish mackerel]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm FL
Scomberomorus plurilineatus Fourmanoir, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus plurilineatus
[Kanadi kingfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Scomberomorus queenslandicus Munro, 1943

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scomberomorus queenslandicus
[Queensland school mackerel]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 183 cm TL
Scomberomorus regalis (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scomberomorus regalis
[Cero]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm FL
Scomberomorus semifasciatus (Macleay, 1883)

Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus semifasciatus
[Broad-barred king mackerel]

Photo by Reddish, P.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm FL
Scomberomorus sierra Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Reddish, P.E.
 
Scomberomorus sierra
[Pacific sierra]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 247 cm TL
Scomberomorus sinensis (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus sinensis
[Chinese seerfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Scomberomorus tritor (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Scomberomorus tritor
[West African Spanish mackerel]

Photo by Archambault, C.

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

Photo by Archambault, C.
 
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]
54 Species of Family Scombridae
(Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1832 Acanthocybium solandri Wahoo Atlantic, Indian and Paci 250 TL
1948 Allothunnus fallai Slender tuna Southern Ocean 105 FL
1996 Auxis brachydorax Eastern Central Pacific. 40 FL
1996 Auxis eudorax Eastern Pacific. 36.5 FL
1810 Auxis rochei Bullet tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 50 FL
1800 Auxis thazard Frigate tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 65 FL
1935 Cybiosarda elegans Leaping bonito Western Pacific 45 FL
1849 Euthynnus affinis Kawakawa Indo-West Pacific 100 FL
1810 Euthynnus alletteratus Little tunny Atlantic Ocean 122 TL
1920 Euthynnus lineatus Black skipjack Eastern Pacific 84 FL
1845 Gasterochisma melampus Butterfly kingfish Circumglobal in southern 164 FL
1825 Grammatorcynus bicarinatus Shark mackerel Western Pacific 112 FL
1836 Grammatorcynus bilineatus Double-lined mackerel Indian Ocean 100 FL
1836 Gymnosarda unicolor Dogtooth tuna Indo-Pacific 248.0 FL
1758 Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack tuna Cosmopolitan in tropical 110 FL
1817 Orcynopsis unicolor Plain bonito Eastern Atlantic 130 FL
1851 Rastrelliger brachysoma Short mackerel Pacific Ocean 34.5 FL
1967 Rastrelliger faughni Island mackerel Indo-West Pacific 20 FL
1816 Rastrelliger kanagurta Indian mackerel Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
1881 Sarda australis Australian bonito Southwest Pacific 180 FL
1832 Sarda chiliensis Eastern Pacific bonito Southeast Pacific 102 TL
1858 Sarda lineolata Pacific bonito Northeast Pacific 102 FL
1844 Sarda orientalis Striped bonito Indo-Pacific 102 FL
1793 Sarda sarda Atlantic bonito Eastern Atlantic 91.4 FL
1832 Scomber australasicus Blue mackerel Indo-West Pacific 44 FL
1789 Scomber colias Atlantic chub mackerel Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat
1782 Scomber japonicus Chub mackerel Indo-Pacific 64 TL
1758 Scomber scombrus Atlantic mackerel North Atlantic 60 FL
1978 Scomberomorus brasiliensis Serra Spanish mackerel Western Atlantic 125 FL
1829 Scomberomorus cavalla King mackerel Western Atlantic 184 TL
1800 Scomberomorus commerson Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Indo-West Pacific 240 FL
1879 Scomberomorus concolor Monterey Spanish mackerel Eastern Central Pacific 77 FL
1801 Scomberomorus guttatus Indo-Pacific king mackerel Indo-West Pacific 76 FL
1915 Scomberomorus koreanus Korean seerfish Indo-West Pacific 150 FL
1829 Scomberomorus lineolatus Streaked seerfish Indo-West Pacific 98
1815 Scomberomorus maculatus Atlantic Spanish mackerel Western Atlantic 91 FL
1964 Scomberomorus multiradiatus Papuan seerfish Western Central Pacific 35 FL
1980 Scomberomorus munroi Australian spotted mackerel Western Pacific 104 FL
1832 Scomberomorus niphonius Japanese Spanish mackerel Northwest Pacific 100 FL
1966 Scomberomorus plurilineatus Kanadi kingfish Western Indian Ocean 120 FL
1943 Scomberomorus queenslandicus Queensland school mackerel Western Pacific 100 FL
1793 Scomberomorus regalis Cero Western Atlantic 183 TL
1883 Scomberomorus semifasciatus Broad-barred king mackerel Western Pacific 120 FL
1895 Scomberomorus sierra Pacific sierra Eastern Central Pacific 99 FL
1800 Scomberomorus sinensis Chinese seerfish Western Pacific 247 TL
1832 Scomberomorus tritor West African Spanish mackerel Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
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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