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Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny; Little tuna; False albacore; Bonito; Atlantic little tunny; Atlantic little tuna; Atlantic black skipjack)

Synonyms: Euthinnus alletteratus; Euthynnus alleteratus; Euthynnus alletteratus alletteratus; Euthynnus alletteratus aurolitoralis; Euthynnus alliteratus; Euthynnus allitteratus; Euthynnus quadripunctatus; Euthynnus thunina; Gymnosarda alleterata; Gymnosarda alletterata; Gymnosarda alliterata; Orcynus thunnina; Pelamys alleterata; Scomber alletteratus; Scomber quadripunctatus; Thynnichthys brevipinnis; Thynnichthys thunnina; Thynnus brasiliensis; Thynnus brevipinnis; Thynnus leachianus; Thynnus thunina
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Wikipedia Abstract

The little tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus) is the most common tuna in the Atlantic Ocean. It is found in warm temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; in the western Atlantic, it ranges from Brazil to the New England states. It is found regularly in offshore and inshore waters, and is classified as a highly migratory species by UNCLOS.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States

Prey / Diet

Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[2]
Anchoa mitchilli (Bay anchovy)[2]
Brevoortia patronus (Bunker)[2]
Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli)[2]
Chloroscombrus chrysurus (Yellowtail)[2]
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)[2]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[2]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[3]
Etrumeus acuminatus (Atlantic red herring)[4]
Euleptorhamphus velox (Flying halfbeak)[2]
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)[2]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[2]
Gammarus lawrencianus[2]
Gibbesia neglecta[2]
Harengula jaguana (Guiana harring)[2]
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)[2]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[5]
Lagodon rhomboides (Salt-water bream)[2]
Lysiosquillina glabriuscula[2]
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)[2]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[5]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[2]
Palaemonetes vulgaris (marsh grass shrimp)[2]
Parapenaeus longirostris (deep-water rose shrimp)[2]
Peprilus burti (Butterfish)[2]
Portunus gibbesii (iridescent swimming crab)[2]
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)[2]
Sardinella aurita (Alache)[2]
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)[2]
Sicyonia brevirostris (brown rock shrimp)[2]
Sicyonia dorsalis (lesser rock shrimp)[2]
Squilla empusa[2]
Stenotomus caprinus (Longspine porgy)[2]
Strongylura marina (Atlantic needlefish)[2]
Synodus synodus (Rockspear)[2]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[2]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[2]
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)1
Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale)1
Kajikia audax (Stripey)1
Megalops atlanticus (Tarpon)1
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)1
Squatina californica (Pacific angelshark)1
Squatina dumeril (Atlantic angelshark)1
Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin)1
Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)1
Sula nebouxii (Blue-footed Booby)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1

Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[2]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[2]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[2]
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)[2]
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)[2]
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)[2]
Kajikia albida (Marlin)[2]
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)[2]
Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern)[2]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[2]
Sula dactylatra dactylatra (Masked booby)[6]
Sula leucogaster leucogaster (Brown booby)[6]
Sula sula sula (Red-footed booby)[6]

Providers

Parasite of 
Allopseudocolocyntotrema alioshkini[2]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[2]
Brachyphallus parvus[2]
Caballerocotyla klawei[2]
Caballerocotyla manteri[2]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[2]
Copiatestes filiferus[2]
Didymocystis reniformis[2]
Didymocystis thynni[2]
Dinurus scombri[2]
Ectenurus lepidus[2]
Hirudinella ventricosa[2]
Lacistorhynchus tenuis[2]
Lecithochirium floridense[2]
Lecithochirium monticellii[2]
Lecithochirium texanum[2]
Neohexostoma euthynni[2]
Neohexostoma thunninae[2]
Oesophagocystis lydiae[2]
Otobothrium cysticum[2]
Rhadinorhynchus cadenati[2]
Rhadinorhynchus ornatus[2]
Rhadinorhynchus pristis[2]
Rhadinorhynchus vancleavei[2]
Rhipidocotyle capitata[2]
Rhipidocotyle nagatyi[2]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[2]
Tergestia laticollis[2]
Tergestia pectinata[2]
Tristomella onchidiocotyle[2]
Udonella caligorum[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Allopseudocolocyntotrema alioshkini[7]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[7]
Brachyphallus parvus[7]
Caballerocotyla manteri[7]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[7]
Copiatestes filiferus[7]
Didymocystis exiguus <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis reniformis[7]
Didymocystis thynni[7]
Dinurus scombri[7]
Ectenurus lepidus[7]
Hexostoma euthynni <Unverified Name>[7]
Hexostoma thunninae <Unverified Name>[7]
Hirudinella ventricosa[7]
Lacistorhynchus bulbifer <Unverified Name>[7]
Lacistorhynchus tenuis[7]
Lecithochirium acutum <Unverified Name>[7]
Lecithochirium floridense[7]
Lecithochirium monticellii[7]
Lecithochirium texanum[7]
Nasicola klawei[7]
Neohexostoma euthynni[7]
Neohexostoma thunninae[7]
Oesophagocystis lydiae[7]
Otobothrium cysticum[7]
Pseudocolocyntotrema yaito <Unverified Name>[7]
Rhadinorhynchus cadenati[7]
Rhadinorhynchus ornatus[7]
Rhadinorhynchus pristis[7]
Rhadinorhynchus vancleavei[7]
Syncoelium katuwo <Unverified Name>[7]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[7]
Tergestia laticollis[7]
Theledera pectinata[7]
Tristomella onchidiocotyle[7]
Udonella caligorum[7]

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and subtropical waters, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Cyprus; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; France; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Iberian Coastal; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Lebanon; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Malta; Martinique; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Monaco; Montserrat; Morocco; Namibia; Netherlands; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; North Sea; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Norway; Panama; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Suriname; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Kingdom; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 4Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 5Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967) 6THE DIET OF MASKED, BROWN AND RED-FOOTED BOOBIES (SULIDAE: PELECANIFORMES) IN THE MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO, Ricardo López-Ortiz, 2007, PhD Dissertation, UPR/RUM 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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