Frigate tuna

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Frigate tuna
Auxis thazard and Selar crumenopthalmus by Shrumster.jpg
Auxis thazard (bottom)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Tribe: Thunnini
Genus: Auxis
Subspecies: A. thazard thazard
Trinomial name
Auxis thazard thazard
(Lacepède, 1800)

The frigate tuna or frigate mackerel, Auxis thazard thazard, is a subspecies of tuna, in the family Scombridae, found around the world in tropical oceans.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Auxis thazard" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8