Euthynnus affinis

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Euthynnus affinis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Euthynnus
E. affinis
Binomial name
Euthynnus affinis
(Cantor, 1849)
  • Thynnus affinis Cantor, 1849
  • Euthynnus yaito Kishinouye, 1915
  • Wanderer wallisi Whitley, 1937
  • Euthunnus wallisi (Whitley, 1937)

Euthynnus affinis, the mackerel tuna, kawakawa, little tuna or tongkol is a species of ray-finned bony fish in the family Scombridae, or mackerel family. It belongs to the tribe Thunnini, better known as the tunas.[3] This is an Indo-Pacific species which is found from the Red Sea to French Polynesia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Collette, B.; Chang, S.-K.; Fox, W.; et al. (2011). "Euthynnus affinis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T170336A6753804. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T170336A6753804.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Euthynnus affinis" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Euthynnus affinis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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