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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)

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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.
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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    

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Maldives

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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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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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
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Forage fauna in the diet of three large pelagic fishes (lancetfish, swordfish and yellowfin tuna) in the western equatorial Indian Ocean, Michel Potier, Francis Marsac, Yves Cherel, Vincent Lucas, Richard Sabatié, Olivier Maury and Frédéric Ménard, Fisheries Research 83 (2007) 60–72
4Jorrit 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.
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
12Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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