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Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna; Yellowfinned albacore; Yellow-fin tunny; Yellowfin tunny; Yellow-fin tuna fish; Yellow-fin tuna; Yellowfin tuna; Yellowfin; Yellow fin tuna; Tuna; Pacific long-tailed tuna; Longfin; Long fin tunny; 'Fin; Autumn albacore; Atlantic yellowfin tuna; Allison's tuna; Allison tuna; Yellow tunny)

Synonyms: Germo albacares; Germo albacora; Germo allisoni; Germo argentivittatus; Germo itosibi; Germo macropterus; Kishincella zacalles; Kishinoella zacalles; Neothunnus albacares; Neothunnus albacora; Neothunnus albacora f. brevipinna; Neothunnus albacora f. longipinna; Neothunnus albacora macropterus; Neothunnus albacores; Neothunnus allisoni; Neothunnus argentivittatus; Neothunnus brevipinna; Neothunnus catalinae; Neothunnus itosibi; Neothunnus macropterus; Neothunnus macropterus itosibi; Neothunnus macropterus macropterus; Orcynus albacora; Orcynus macropterus; Orcynus subulatus; Scomber albacares; Scomber sloanei; Semathunnus guildi; Semathunnus itosibi; Thunnus abacares; Thunnus albacares macropterus; Thunnus albacarres; Thunnus albacora; Thunnus albacores; Thunnus allisoni; Thunnus argentivittatus; Thunnus catalinae; Thunnus itosibi; Thunnus macropterus; Thunnus zacalles; Thunus albacares; Thynnus albacora; Thynnus argentivittatus; Thynnus macropterus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian ʻahi, a name also used there for the closely related bigeye tuna. The species name, albacares ("white meat") can also lead to confusion: in English, the albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) is a different species, while yellowfin is officially designated albacore in French and referred to as albacora by Portuguese fishermen.
View Wikipedia Record: Thunnus albacares

Attributes

Maximum Longevity [2]  9 years
Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Coastal East Africa Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    
Mascarenes Mauritius, France Afrotropic Oceanic Islands    
Northwestern Madagascar Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Floodplain Rivers and Wetland Complexes    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  
Ujung Kulon National Park II 313466 Java, Indonesia    

Emblem of

Maldives

Prey / Diet

Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[3]
Anotopterus pharao (Daggertooth)[4]
Antigonia rubescens (Sharpsnout deepsea boarfish)[4]
Apogonops anomalus (Flathead feed)[5]
Argonauta argo (greater argonaut)[6]
Argyropelecus aculeatus (marine hatchetfish)[4]
Arothron immaculatus (Narrow-lined toadfish)[4]
Atrophacanthus japonicus (Spikefish)[4]
Auxis thazard (Frigate tuna)[7]
Benthosema pterotum (Spinycheek lanternfish)[8]
Brachyscelus crusculum[3]
Brama dussumieri (Lowfin pomfret)[4]
Brama orcini (Bigbelly pomfret)[5]
Canthidermis maculata (Ocean triggerfish)[3]
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)[4]
Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli)[4]
Centroberyx spinosus (spiny slimehead)[4]
Charybdis smithii[3]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[4]
Cubiceps pauciradiatus (Bigeye cigarfish)[3]
Dactylopterus volitans (Helmet gurnard)[7]
Decapterus macrosoma (blue mackerel scad)[3]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[4]
Elagatis bipinnulata (Hawaiian salmon)[4]
Engraulis australis (Australian anchovy)[4]
Euphylax dovii[8]
Exocoetus volitans (Blue flying fish)[3]
Gempylus serpens (Snack mackerel)[4]
Hirundichthys rondeletii (Subtropical flyingfish)[4]
Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Glassy flying squid)[6]
Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)[9]
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)[7]
Lactoria cornuta (horned boxfish)[4]
Lactoria diaphana (Transparent boxfish)[4]
Lestrolepis intermedia (Barracudina)[3]
Lysiosquilla tredecimdentata[3]
Magnisudis atlantica (Barracudina)[3]
Natosquilla investigatoris[3]
Nealotus tripes (Black Snake Mackerel)[4]
Neoepinnula orientalis (Sackfish)[4]
Nototodarus gouldi (Gould's squid)[10]
Odontodactylus scyllarus[3]
Omosudis lowii (Omosudid)[3]
Onychoteuthis borealijaponica (Boreal Clubhook Squid)[4]
Ornithoteuthis volatilis (shiny bird squid)[3]
Palinustus mossambicus (buffalo blunthorn lobster)[4]
Paralepis elongata (Barracudina)[4]
Peprilus triacanthus (Sheephead)[4]
Phrosina semilunata[3]
Phtheirichthys lineatus (Slender suckerfish)[4]
Platyscelus ovoides[3]
Pleuroncodes planipes (pelagic red crab)[8]
Portunus affinis[8]
Pristigenys alta (Short bigeye)[4]
Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer (Long-spined tripodfish)[4]
Pteraclis carolinus (Atlantic fanfish)[4]
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)[4]
Remora remora (Suck fish)[4]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[5]
Scomber australasicus (Spotted mackerel)[5]
Scomberesox saurus (Atlantic saury)[5]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (bigfin reef squid)[4]
Sicyonia brevirostris (brown rock shrimp)[4]
Squilla empusa[4]
Sternoptyx diaphana (Diaphanous hatchet fish)[4]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[3]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[4]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[4]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[9]
Trachurus declivis (Scaly mackerel)[5]
Trachurus lathami (Rough scad)[4]
Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus (Stick pipefish)[4]
Tremoctopus violaceus (common blanket octopus)[6]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[4]
Vinciguerria nimbaria (World-wide bristle-mouth fish)[3]
Walvisteuthis rancureli[3]
Xanthichthys ringens (Turbot)[7]
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)12
Arripis trutta (Salmon trout)2
Brama caribbea (Caribbean pomfret)2
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)2
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)10
Heptranchias perlo (Slender sevengill shark)2
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)6
Kajikia albida (Marlin)9
Kajikia audax (Stripey)7
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)3
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)2
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)2
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)2
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)5
Morus serrator (Australasian Gannet)2
Notorynchus cepedianus (Tiger shark)2
Phaethon rubricauda (Red-tailed Tropicbird)3
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)2
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)6
Sphyrna lewini (Southern hammerhead shark)3
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)5
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)3
Sula sula (Red-footed Booby)4
Tetrapturus pfluegeri (Longbill spearfish)3
Thalassarche cauta (Shy Albatross)2
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)5
Thunnus maccoyii (Tunny)4
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)8
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)11

Predators

Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[4]
Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky shark)[4]
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)[11]
Istiompax indica (Marlin)[4]
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)[5]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[4]
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[4]
Rhincodon typus (Whale-shark)[4]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Angionematobothrium cephalodomus[12]
Anisakis simplex[12]
Areotestis sibi[12]
Atalostrophion sardae[12]
Bolbosoma heteracanthe[12]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[12]
Botulus microporus[12]
Brachyphallus parvus[12]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[12]
Camallanus aotea <Unverified Name>[12]
Capsala biparasitica[12]
Capsala magronum[12]
Capsala paucispinosa[12]
Capsala thynni[12]
Cardicola ahi[12]
Coeliotrema thynni[12]
Copiatestes filiferus[12]
Dasyrhynchus talismani[12]
Decemtestis dollfusi[12]
Didymocystis acanthocybii[12]
Didymocystis albacari[12]
Didymocystis bifasciata[12]
Didymocystis bifasciatus <Unverified Name>[12]
Didymocystis bifurcata[12]
Didymocystis intestinomuscularis[12]
Didymocystis lingualis[12]
Didymocystis neothunni[12]
Didymocystis oesophagicola[12]
Didymocystis opercularis[12]
Didymocystis ovata[12]
Didymocystis philobranchia[12]
Didymocystis soleiformis <Unverified Name>[12]
Didymosulcus aahi[12]
Didymosulcus bifurcata <Unverified Name>[12]
Didymosulcus irregularis[12]
Didymosulcus katsuwonicola[12]
Didymosulcus nasalis[12]
Didymosulcus orbitalis[12]
Didymosulcus palati[12]
Didymosulcus philobranchia[12]
Didymosulcus philobranchiarca[12]
Didymosulcus poonui[12]
Didymosulcus rotunditestis[12]
Didymosulcus spirocauda[12]
Didymosulcus superpalati[12]
Didymozoon longicolle[12]
Dinurus scombri[12]
Ectenurus lepidocybii[12]
Grillotia erinaceus[12]
Gymnorhynchus gigas[12]
Hepatoxylon trichiuri[12]
Heteronybelinia estigmena[12]
Hexostoma sibi[12]
Hexostoma thynni[12]
Hirudinella ahi[12]
Hirudinella ventricosa[12]
Hysterothylacium cornutum <Unverified Name>[12]
Ichthyostrongylus thunni <Unverified Name>[12]
Koellikeria orientalis[12]
Koellikerioides apicalis[12]
Koellikerioides externogastricus[12]
Koellikerioides internogastricus[12]
Koellikerioides intestinalis[12]
Koellikerioides orientalis[12]
Koellikerioides splenalis[12]
Lepidapedoides nelsoni[12]
Lobatozoum arieli <Unverified Name>[12]
Nasicola klawei[12]
Neohexostoma euthynni[12]
Neophrodidymotrema ahi <Unverified Name>[12]
Nephrodidymotrema ahi[12]
Oncophora albacarensis[12]
Oncophora melanocephala[12]
Opisthorchinematobothrium nephrodomus[12]
Orbitonematobothrium perioculare[12]
Pelichnibothrium speciosum[12]
Phyllodistomum thunni[12]
Platocystis vivipara[12]
Platocystis viviparoides[12]
Plerurus digitatus[12]
Raorhynchus terebra[12]
Rhadinorhynchus cadenati[12]
Rhadinorhynchus ornatus[12]
Rhadinorhynchus pristis[12]
Rhadinorhynchus trachuri[12]
Sibitrema poonui[12]
Stephanostomum qatarense[12]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[12]
Tergestia laticollis[12]
Tetrochetus coryphaenae[12]
Tricotyla thynni <Unverified Name>[12]
Tristoma biparasiticum <Unverified Name>[12]
Tristomella nozawae[12]
Udonella caligorum[12]
Umatrema indica <Unverified Name>[12]
Wedlia abdominalis[12]
Wedlia bipartita[12]
Wedlia globosa[12]
Wedlia lingualis[12]
Wedlia orientalis[12]
Wedlia reniformis[12]
Wedlia retrorbitalis[12]
Wedlia submaxillaris[12]
Yamaguticystis arielli <Unverified Name>[12]
Zeuxapta taylori[12]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Distribution

Admiralty Islands; Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Arabian Sea; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Atulayan Bay; Australia; Azores Islands; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Bank 8; Barbados; Bay of Bengal; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; British Indian Ocean Tr.; Brooks Banks; Brunei Darussalam; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Chagos Islands; Chile; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Davao Gulf; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East Timor; Easter Island; Ecuador; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji Islands; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Ghana; Great Barrier Reef; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Oman; Guyana; Haiti; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; Hsiao-liu-chiu; Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Jamaica; Japan; Johnston Island; Jordan; Kenya; Kermadec Islands; Kimbe Bay; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Leyte Gulf; Liberia; Lingayen Gulf; Madagascar; Madeira Islands; Malaysia; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Middle Bank; Midway Islands; Milne Bay; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nero Seamount; Netherlands Antilles; New Caledonia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Niue; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; North Marianas; Northampton Seamount; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Is. (Trust Tr.); Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Panay Gulf; Panguil Bay; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Pitcairn; Polynesian Waters; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Ragay Gulf; Raita Bank; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Rogatien Bank; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Salmon Bank; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Spain; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Suriname; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tasman Sea; Thailand; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tuamoto Islands; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Is.; Tuvalu; Twin Banks; US Minor Outlying Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); Visayan Sea; Wake Island; Wallis and Futuna Is.; Western Sahara; Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).; Yellow Sea; Yemen; Zapadnaya Seamount;

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Citations

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5Feeding ecology and niche segregation in oceanic top predators off eastern Australia, Jock W. Young, Matt J. Lansdell, Robert A. Campbell, Scott P. Cooper, Francis Juanes, Michaela A. Guest, Mar Biol (2010) 157:2347–2368
6Yves Cherel, Richard Sabatié, Michel Potier, Francis Marsac, Frédéric Ménard. 2007. New information from fish diets on the importance of glassy flying squid (Hyaloteuthis pelagica) (Teuthoidea: Ommastrephidae) in the epipelagic community of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Fish. Bull. 105: 147–152.
7Preliminary Investigation of the Diets of Large Oceanic Pelagic Species of Importance to the Longline Fishery in Barbados, MARLYN RAWLINS, HAZEL A. OXENFORD, and PAUL FANNING, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 58, (2007), p. 243-249
8THE FOOD OF YELLOWFIN AND SKIPJACK TUNAS IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN, FRANKLIN G. ALVERSON, INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA COMMISSION Bulletin, Vol. VII, No. 5 (1963)
9CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
10Ecology of the Arrow Squid (Nototodarus gouldi) in Southeastern Australian Waters - A Multi-Scale Investigation of Spatial and Temporal Variability, Kathryn Emily Stark, Submitted for Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2008
11FEEDING STRATEGY OF THE NIGHT SHARK (CARCHARHINUS SIGNATUS) AND SCALLOPED HAMMERHEAD SHARK (SPHYRNA LEWINI) NEAR SEAMOUNTS OFF NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL, Teodoro Vaske Júnior; Carolus Maria Vooren and Rosangela Paula Lessa, BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OCEANOGRAPHY, 57(2):97-104, 2009
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