Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Perciformes > Family Scombridae > Genus Thunnus

Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ThunnusSouth, 1845accepted genus name
Thynnus Cuvier, 1816 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: grootoogtonijn sources: Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 English: bigeye tuna; big-eye tuna; big-eye tunny sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37
 English-United States: Big-eye Tuna sources: Charles Hussey
 French: thon obèse sources: Belgisch staatsblad 07-08-1996: Koninklijk besluit houdende reglementering van de benamingen van visserijprodukten en verwerkte visserijprodukten
 German: Grossaugenthun; Großaugenthunfisch; grossaugen-Thunfisch sources: Belgisch staatsblad 07-08-1996: Koninklijk besluit houdende reglementering van de benamingen van visserijprodukten en verwerkte visserijprodukten;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 Italian: tonno obeso sources: Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 Lithuanian: didžiaakis tunas sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: opastun; patuda; tuńczyk wielkooczny; tuńczyk wielkooki sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: patudo sources: Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 Russian: большеглазый тунец sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: velikooki tun sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: atún de ojos grandes; patudo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 Swedish: storögd tonfisk sources: Gallagher, L.; Porteiro, F.; Dâmaso, C. (2006). Guia do consumidor dos peixes Açoreanos [Consumer's guide to Azorean fish]. Universidade dos Açores: Açores. ISBN 972-8612-27-3. 51, pictures pp.
 Turkish: bigeye orkinosu sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: тунець великоокий

Literature

basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

basis of record

Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Roberts, C.; Stewart, A.; Francis, M. (2009). Marine fishes (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Fonteneau, A. 1997. Atlas of tropical tuna fisheries. World catches and environment. ORSTOM. Paris. 192 p.

additional source

Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p.

additional source

Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37

additional source

Fishbase

additional source

Lowe, R. T. 1839 (Oct.). A supplement to a synopsis of the fishes of Madeira. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1839 (pt 7): 76-92. [Also in Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. v. 4: 405-424; Trans. Zool. Soc. London 3: 1-20; Isis (Oken) 1844: 759-764.]

Genbank

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Taxonomy

Link To FishBase

External Links

Link To FishBase
Link To GBIF

Citation

Bailly, N. (2012). Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839). In: Nicolas Bailly (2012). FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127028

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

IUCN:
Red List status VU 1996This species is vulnerable and is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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2008-01-15 by Nicolas Bailly

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