Bluefin tuna

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Bluefin tuna is a common name used to refer to several species of tuna of the genus Thunnus.

Species Common name Image Range Note
T. maccoyii Southern bluefin tuna Thmac u0.gif found in open southern hemisphere waters of all the world's oceans
T. orientalis Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis (Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium).jpg found widely in the northern Pacific Ocean and locally in the south Formerly known as northern bluefin tuna.
T. thynnus Atlantic bluefin tuna Bluefin-big.jpg found in both the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, and also in the Mediterranean Sea Formerly known as northern bluefin tuna, and highly prized as a food fish, leading to overfishing.
T. tonggol Longtail tuna Thton u0.gif found in tropical Indo-West Pacific waters Known as the northern bluefin tuna in Australia,
as it is found off their northern coast.