Tuna

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Tuna

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

Tuna Thunnini
Description

There are several different species of Tuna, some of which are 'true Tuna species' and others which are not. The most-common true Tuna species are Bluefin, Yellowfin, Albacore, & Skipjack. They are pelagic predators, often hunting in large groups. They are among just a few fish which are 'warm blooded' in that they can regulate their body temperature to be higher than that of the water surrounding them.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Scombridae (Scombridae)
Genus: Thunnini (Thunnini)
Species: Thunnini
Size
Average Size: 1 metres - 4 metres

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