Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Euthynnus > Species: Euthynnus alletteratus

Atlantic little tunny - Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
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Extinct in the Wild
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EU conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alletterato Italian Fishbase
Atlantic little tunny English Fishbase
Atún Portuguese Fishbase
Bacoreta Spanish Fishbase
Falscher bonito German Fishbase
Fule-fule Portuguese Fishbase
Karvouni Greek Fishbase
Karvoúni Serbian Fishbase
Kubrit Maltese Fishbase
Kubrita Maltese Fishbase
Little tuna English Fishbase
Little tunny English Fishbase
Luc Serbian Fishbase
Malyi zapadnyi tunets Ukrainian Fishbase
Melena Portuguese Fishbase
Melva Portuguese Fishbase
Merma Portuguese Fishbase
Pegasti tun Slovenian Fishbase
Pyatnistyi tunets Russian Fishbase
Thonine German Fishbase
Thonine commune French Fishbase
Thunnin Danish Fishbase
Ton mic Romanian Fishbase
Tonina Maltese Fishbase
Tonnetto Italian Fishbase
Trup Albanian Fishbase
Tunek atlantycki Polish Fishbase
Tunniina Finnish Fishbase
Tunnin Norwegian Fishbase
Tunnina Swedish Fishbase
Yaziliorkinos Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Euthynnus alletteratus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Euthynnus alletteratus aurolitoralis Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Euthynnus alliteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Euthynnus allitteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Euthynnus quadripunctatus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817)
Euthynnus thunina (Cuvier, 1829)
Gymnosarda alleterata (Rafinesque, 1810)
Gymnosarda alletterata (Rafinesque, 1810)
Orcynus thunnina (Cuvier, 1829)
Pelamys alleterata (Rafinesque, 1810)
Scomber quadripunctatus Geoffrey St. Hilaire, 1817
Thynnichthys brevipinnis (Cuvier, 1832)
Thynnichthys thunnina (Cuvier, 1829)
Thynnus brasiliensis Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus brevipinnis Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus leachianus Risso, 1827
Thynnus thunina Cuvier, 1829
Scomber alletteratus Rafinesque, 1810
Euthynnus alleteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Gymnosarda alliterata (Rafinesque, 1810)
Euthinnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)

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External data

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