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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)

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Language: Afrikaans; Agutaynen; Arabic; Bikol; Carolinian; Cebuano; Chavacano; Cotabato Chavacano; Creole, French; Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Davawenyo; Dutch; Finnish; French; Gela; German; Hawaiian; Hiligaynon; Ilokano; Italian; Japanese; Kagayanen; Korean; Kuyunon; Magindanaon; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marshallese; Misima-Paneati; Niuean; Pangasinan; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Samoan; Serbian; Sinhalese; Somali; Spanish; Surigaonon; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tokelauan; Turkish; Tuvaluan; Vietnamese; Vili; Visayan; Waray-waray

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.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  254.635 lbs (115.50 kg)
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Thunnus obesus <Unverified Name>[6]

Consumers

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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