Thunnus obesus, Bigeye tuna : fisheries, gamefish

Thunnus obesus (Lowe 1839)

Bigeye tuna
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> Scombriformes (Mackerels) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Thunnus: Greek, thynnos = tunna (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Lowe.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Sinh thái học

; Biển; Ở đại duơng, biển (Ref. 51243); Mức độ sâu 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 117020), usually 0 - 500 m (Ref. 117020).   Subtropical; 13°C - 29°C (Ref. 168); 52°N - 48°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).

Length at first maturity / Bộ gần gũi / Khối lượng (Trọng lượng) / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 100 - 125 cm
Max length : 250 cm TL con đực/không giới tính; (Ref. 27000); common length : 180 cm FL con đực/không giới tính; (Ref. 168); Khối lượng cực đại được công bố: 210.0 kg (Ref. 9987); Tuổi cực đại được báo cáo: 11 các năm (Ref. 30326)

Short description Hình thái học | Sinh trắc học

Các tia vây lưng cứng (tổng cộng): 13 - 14; Các vây lưng mềm (tổng cộng): 14-15; Tia cứng vây hậu môn 0; Tia mềm vây hậu môn: 14; Động vật có xương sống: 39. This large species is distinguished by the following characters: robust, fusiform body, slightly compressed from side to side; total gill rakers on first gill arch 23-31; dorsal fins separated only by a narrow interspace, the second followed by 8-10 finlets; anal fin followed by 7-10 finlets; pectoral fins moderately long (22 to 31% of fork length) in large specimens (over 110 cm FL), but very long (as long as in Thunnus alalunga) in smaller specimens; 2 flaps (interpelvic process) between pelvic fins; very small scales on body; corselet of larger and thicker scales developed, but not very distinct; caudal peduncle very slender, with a strong lateral keel between 2 smaller keels; ventral surface of liver striated; swimbladder present. Colour of back metallic dark blue, lower sides and belly whitish; a lateral iridescent blue band runs along sides in live specimens; first dorsal fin deep yellow, second dorsal and anal fins light yellow, finlets bright yellow edged with black (Ref. 9684).

Sinh học     Tự điển (thí dụ epibenthic)

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. Juveniles and small adults school at the surface in mono-species groups or mixed with other tunas, may be associated with floating objects. Adults stay in deeper waters (Ref. 5377). Eggs and larvae are pelagic (Ref. 6390). Feed on a wide variety of fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans during the day and at night (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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Chín muồi sinh dục | Sự tái sinh sản | Đẻ trứng | Các trứng | Sự sinh sản | Ấu trùng

Are multiple spawners that may spawn every 1 or 2 days over several months (Ref. 30330). They spawn over periods of the full moon (Ref. 6390). Spawn throughout the year in tropical waters (Ref. 6390).

Main reference Upload your references | Các tài liệu tham khảo | Người điều phối : Collette, Bruce B. | Người cộng tác

Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(2):137 p. (Ref. 168)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Dễ bị tổn thương, xem Sách đỏ của IUCN (VU) (A2bd); Date assessed: 18 February 2011

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 16.8 - 28.6, mean 26.6 °C (based on 3638 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.01098 - 0.01817), b=3.02 (2.98 - 3.06), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Mức dinh dưỡng (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 6.6 (4.4 - 10.4) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 12 growth studies.
Thích nghi nhanh (Ref. 120179):  Trung bình, thời gian nhân đôi của chủng quần tối thiểu là 1.4 - 4.4 năm (K=0.11-0.23; tm=3; tmax=11; Fec=2 million).
Prior r = 0.65, 95% CL = 0.43 - 0.98, Based on 5 stock assessments.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.