Thunnus tonggol

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Longtail tuna
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Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Tribe: Thunnini
Genus: Thunnus
Subgenus: Neothunnus
Species: T. tonggol
Binomial name
Thunnus tonggol
(Bleeker, 1851)
Synonyms[2]
  • Kishinoella rara (Kishinouye, 1915)
  • Kishinoella tonggol (Bleeker, 1851)
  • Neothunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851)
  • Neothunnus rarus (Kishinouye, 1915)
  • Thunnus nicolsoni Whitley, 1936
  • Thunnus rarus Kishinouye, 1915

Thunnus tonggol is a species of tuna of tropical Indo-West Pacific waters. It is commonly known as the longtail tuna[1] or northern bluefin tuna.[3][4] The usage of the latter name, mainly in Australia to distinguish it from the southern bluefin tuna, leads to easy confusion with Thunnus thynnus of the Atlantic and Thunnus orientalis of the North Pacific. Compared to these "true" bluefins, Thunnus tonggol is more slender and has shorter pectoral fins.[3][4]

Thunnus tonggol reaches 145 centimetres (57 in) in length and 35.9 kilograms (79 lb) in weight.[5] Compared to similar-sized tunas, its growth is slower and it lives longer, which may make it vulnerable to overfishing.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Collette, B., Di Natale, A., Fox, W., Juan Jorda, M., Miyabe, N., Nelson, R., Sun, C. & Uozumi, Y. (2011). "Thunnus tonggol". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Thunnus tonggol". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ a b Hutchins, B. & Swainston, R. (1986). Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. pp. 104 & 141. ISBN 1-86252-661-3
  4. ^ a b Allen, G. (1999). Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia. p. 230. ISBN 0-7309-8363-3
  5. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Thunnus tonggol" in FishBase. December 2011 version.

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