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Southern bluefin tuna

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. It is one of the largest bony fish in the world. The incredibly aerodynamic and powerful body is deeper near the middle of the first dorsal fin and narrows to a pointed snout. The lower half of the body is silver-white, while the anal fin is dark yellow. Caudal fin is lunate shaped and the first dorsal fin has a yellow or bluish hue. It can reach up to 2.5 m in length, while its weight could reach 260 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
SBF
Specie
Thunnus maccoyii
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 48: the Antarctic part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 58: the Antarctic and Southern parts of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Südlicher Blauflossenthun
France Thon rouge du Sud
Italy Tonno
Portugal Atum do sul
United Kingdom Southern bluefin tuna
Japan Indomaguro
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