Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Scombridae > Euthynnus > Euthynnus alletteratus

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

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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. Occurring in large schools and weighing up to 36 lb, it is one of the smaller members of the tuna Scombridae family, and is one of the finest small game-fish in the Atlantic.
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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

Prey / Diet Overlap




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);

External References



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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)
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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