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Thunnus thynnus, Atlantic bluefin tuna
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Scombroidei
Family: Scombridae
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Bonaparte, 1831

The Scombrinae are a subfamily of ray-finned bony fishes in the family Scombridae.[1] Of the 51 species in the Scombridae, 50 are in Scombrinae – with the sole exception being the butterfly kingfish, which is placed in the monospecific subfamily Gasterochismatinae.[2]

The Scombrinae, therefore, comprise 50 extant species in 14 genera, grouped into four tribes:

Subfamily Scombrinae


  1. ^ "Scombrinae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Orrell, T.M.; Collette, B.B; Johnson, G.D. (2006). "Molecular data support separate Scombroid and Xiphioid Clades" (PDF). Bulletin of Marine Science. 79 (3): 505–519. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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