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albacore, bonito, longfin tuna (Thunnus alalunga)
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albacore, bonito, longfin tuna (Thunnus alalunga)

The albacore's pectoral fins can be longer than 30% of the fish's total length.

Date 1828-1849.
Author Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc; Cuvier, Georges; Valenciennes
Full title Histoire naturelle des poissons / par m. le bon Cuvier ... et par M. Valenciennes.

The albacore (Thunnus alalunga), known also as the bonito or longfin tuna, is a species of tuna of the order Perciformes. It is found in temperate and tropical waters across the globe in the epipelagic and mesopelagic zones. There are six distinct stocks known globally in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The albacore has an elongate, fusiform body with a conical snout, large eyes, and remarkably long pectoral fins. Its body is a deep blue dorsally and shades of silvery white ventrally. Individuals can reach up to 1.4 m in length. Order: Perciformes, Family: Scombridae, Genus: Thunnus, Species: Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788).
Thunnus germo (Lacepède, 1801)
Scomber alalunga Bonnaterre, 1788

Scientific Name: Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Common Names:
English – Albacore Tuna, Albacore Fish, Aáhi Taria, Bastard Albacore, Bonito, Langvin Tuna, Long-finned Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Long-fin Tunny, Longfin Tunny, Tuna, Albacore
French – Ara Lunga, Bonette, Germon, Germon Atlantique
Spanish – Alalunga, Albacora, Atún, Atún Aleta Larga, Atún Blanco, Atún de Aleta Larga, Bonito del Norte, Sierra
Germo germon ssp. steadi Whitley, 1933
Orcynus pacificus Cooper, 1863
Scomber alalunga Cetti, 1777
Scomber alatunga Gmelin, 1789
Scomber albicans Walbaum, 1792
Scomber germo Bennett, 1840
Scomber germo Lacepède, 1801
Scomber germon Lacepède, 1800
Thunnus germo (Lacepède, 1801)
Thunnus pacificus (Cuvier, 1832)
Thynnus alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus pacificus Cuvier, 1832

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