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

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

Photo by Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Thunnus alalunga
[Albacore]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Thunnus orientalis
[Pacific bluefin tuna]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Thunnus tonggol
[Longtail tuna]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thunnus alalunga Albacore Cosmopolitan in tropical 140 FL 1788
Thunnus albacares Yellowfin tuna Worldwide in tropical and 239 FL 1788
Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin tuna Western Atlantic 107.9 FL 1831
Thunnus maccoyii Southern bluefin tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 245 FL 1872
Thunnus obesus Bigeye tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 250 TL 1839
Thunnus orientalis Pacific bluefin tuna North Pacific 300 FL 1844
Thunnus thynnus Atlantic bluefin tuna Western Atlantic 458 TL 1758
Thunnus tonggol Longtail tuna Indo-West Pacific 145.0 FL 1851



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