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Pacific bluefin tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Medially large head in comparison with his body, with robust torpedo-shaped body. Mouth in terminal position without chin. Small eyes. Lateral line marked, with blue metallic tonality above and silvery white on the chest, caudal fin low. The anal fin has a first long spiny ray and a very short second. It measures up to 3 m and weighs up to 450 kg.

FAO code
Thunnus orientalis
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Nordpazifischer Blauflossen-Thunfisch
China 太平洋蓝鳍金枪鱼
France Thon rouge
Portugal Atum Atum
United Kingdom Pacific bluefin tuna
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Purse seines

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