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Thunnus obesus (Tuna; Coffrey; Bigeye-tuna; Bigeyed tuna; Big-eye tunny; Bigeye tunny; Bigeye tuna fish; Big-eye tuna; Bigeye Tuna; Bigeye; Big eye tunny; Big eye tuna; Big eye; Albacore; Mackerel tuna; Japanese tuna)

Synonyms: Germo obesus; Germo sibi; Neothunnus obesus; Orcynus sibi; Parathunnus mebachi; Parathunnus obesus; Parathunnus obesus mebachi; Parathunnus sibi; Thunnus abesus; Thunnus mebachi; Thunnus obesus mebachi; Thunnus obesus sibi; Thunnus sibi; Thunus obesus; Thynnus obesus; Thynnus sibi
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Wikipedia Abstract

Bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus, is an important food fish and prized recreational game fish. It is a true tuna of the genus Thunnus, belonging to the wider mackerel family Scombridae.In Hawaiian, it is one of two species known as ʻahi; the other is yellowfin tuna.Bigeye tuna are found in the open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans, but not the Mediterranean Sea.
View Wikipedia Record: Thunnus obesus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  254.64 lbs (115.50 kg)
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Brama caribbea (Caribbean pomfret)[3]
Brama orcini (Bigbelly pomfret)[4]
Cubiceps pauciradiatus (Bigeye cigarfish)[4]
Eucleoteuthis luminosa (luminous flying squid)[4]
Gempylus serpens (Snack mackerel)[4]
Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Glassy flying squid)[5]
Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)[6]
Japetella diaphana[5]
Ommastrephes bartramii (red flying squid)[4]
Pterycombus petersii (prickley pomfret)[4]
Scomberesox saurus (Atlantic saury)[4]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[6]
Trachurus declivis (Scaly mackerel)[4]
Walvisteuthis rancureli[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)4
Anous minutus (Black Noddy)1
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)1
Bathyraja brachyurops (Common ray)1
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)3
Centroscymnus coelolepis (Portuguese shark)1
Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Commerson's Dolphin)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)6
Deania calcea (Thompsons shark)1
Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale)1
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)1
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)1
Helicolenus lahillei (rosefish)1
Helicolenus percoides (Sea perch)1
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)2
Kajikia albida (Marlin)3
Kajikia audax (Stripey)2
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)2
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)1
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)1
Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)1
Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale's Dolphin)1
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)1
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)1
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)4
Merluccius hubbsi (Southwest Atlantic hake)1
Morus serrator (Australasian Gannet)1
Notorynchus cepedianus (Tiger shark)1
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)2
Polyprion americanus (Wreck-fish)2
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)3
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)2
Ruvettus pretiosus (Castor oil fish)1
Salilota australis (Tadpole codling)1
Schroederichthys bivius (Narrowmouthed catshark)1
Scyliorhinus besnardi (Polkadot catshark)1
Sphyrna zygaena (Smooth hammerhead shark)1
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Squatina argentina (Argentine angelfish)1
Squatina occulta (Smoothback angel shark)1
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)4
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)3
Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin)1
Tetrapturus pfluegeri (Longbill spearfish)1
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)6
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)8
Thunnus maccoyii (Tunny)2
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)6
Zearaja chilensis (Yellownose skate)1

Predators

Thunnus obesus <Unverified Name>[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Areotestis sibi[7]
Bolbosoma heteracanthe[7]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[7]
Botulus microporus[7]
Brachyphallus parvus[7]
Caballerocotyla biparasitica[7]
Caballerocotyla pseudomagronum[7]
Caballerocotyla verrucosa[7]
Camallanus aotea <Unverified Name>[7]
Capsala gotoi[7]
Capsala klawei <Unverified Name>[7]
Cardicola ahi <Unverified Name>[7]
Dasyrhynchus talismani[7]
Dermatodidymocystis indicus <Unverified Name>[7]
Dermatodidymocystis vivipara[7]
Dermatodidymocystis viviparoides[7]
Didymocystis alalongae <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis bifasciatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis bifurcata <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis crassa <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis lingualis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis nasalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis neothunni <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis orbitalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis palati <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis pectoralis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis philobranchia[7]
Didymocystis philobranchiarca <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis poonui <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis rotunditestis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystis superpalati <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystoides bifasciatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystoides pectoralis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymocystoides superpalati <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus bifurcata <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus katsuwonicola <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus nasalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus orbitalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus palati <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus philobranchia <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus philobranchiarca <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus poonui <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus rotunditestis <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymosulcus superpalati <Unverified Name>[7]
Didymozoon longicolle <Unverified Name>[7]
Dinurus breviductus[7]
Dinurus scombri[7]
Hexacotyla acuta <Unverified Name>[7]
Hexostoma acutum[7]
Hexostoma grossa[7]
Hexostoma sibi[7]
Hexostoma thynni[7]
Hirudinella fusca[7]
Hirudinella ventricosa[7]
Hysterothylacium cornutum <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikeria pylorica <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikeria retrorbitalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikeria submaxillaris <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikerioides apicalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikerioides externogastricus <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikerioides internogastricus <Unverified Name>[7]
Koellikerioides intestinalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Nasicola brasiliensis[7]
Nasicola klawei[7]
Neohexostoma robustum[7]
Neonematobothrioides myctophumi <Unverified Name>[7]
Neonematobothrioides poonui[7]
Opisthorchinematobothrium nephrodomus <Unverified Name>[7]
Opisthorchinematobothrium parathunni[7]
Orbitonematobothrium perioculare[7]
Platocystis vivipara <Unverified Name>[7]
Platocystis viviparoides <Unverified Name>[7]
Sibitrema poonui[7]
Sphyriocephalus dollfusi[7]
Terranova decipiens[7]
Tristomella nozawae[7]
Tristomella onchidiocotyle[7]
Univitellodidymocystis lingualis <Unverified Name>[7]
Univitellodidymocystis neothunni <Unverified Name>[7]
Wedlia bipartita <Unverified Name>[7]
Wedlia globosa <Unverified Name>[7]
Wedlia pylorica <Unverified Name>[7]
Wedlia retrorbitalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Wedlia submaxillaris <Unverified Name>[7]

Distribution

Admiralty Islands; Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Arabian Sea; Aruba; Ascension Island; Asia - Inland waters; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters. Absent in the Mediterranean. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Bay of Bengal; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; British Indian Ocean Tr.; Brunei Darussalam; California Current; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Davao Gulf; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East Timor; Easter Island; Ecuador; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji Islands; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Ghana; Great Barrier Reef; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Aden; Guyana; Haiti; Hawaii (USA); Iberian Coastal; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Jamaica; Japan; Johnston Island; Kenya; Kermadec Islands; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Leyte Gulf; Liberia; Madagascar; Madeira Islands; Malaysia; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; 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; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Is. (Trust Tr.); Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Pitcairn; Polynesian Waters; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Raita Bank; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Spain; 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; US Minor Outlying Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); Wake Island; Wallis and Futuna Is.; West Central Australian Shelf; Western Sahara; Yellow Sea;

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