Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Thunnus > Species: Thunnus alalunga

Albacore tuna - Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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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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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Al'bakor Russian Fishbase
Alalonga Italian Fishbase
Alalonga Maltese Fishbase
Albacora Portuguese Fishbase
Albacora Spanish Fishbase
Albacora Swedish Fishbase
Albacore Danish Fishbase
Albacore tuna English Fishbase
Albakor Norwegian Fishbase
Albakore Swedish Fishbase
Alonga Maltese Fishbase
Atum Portuguese Fishbase
Atum voador Portuguese Fishbase
Atum-voador Portuguese Fishbase
Atún Spanish Fishbase
Atún blanco Spanish Fishbase
Bijeli tunj Serbian Fishbase
Bonito del Norte Spanish Fishbase
Dugoperajni tunj Serbian Fishbase
Germon French Fishbase
Germon Polish Fishbase
Hvid tun Danish Fishbase
ìsinha Portuguese Fishbase
Longfin tunny English Fishbase
Silac Serbian Fishbase
Stjørje Norwegian Fishbase
Thun German Fishbase
Thunfisch German Fishbase
Ton alb Romanian Fishbase
Ton baligi Turkish Fishbase
Ton cu inotatoare lungi Romanian Fishbase
Ton pendgjate Albanian Fishbase
Tonfisk Swedish Fishbase
Tonijn Dutch Fishbase
Tonn sekond Maltese Fishbase
Tonno Italian Fishbase
Tonno bianco Italian Fishbase
Tónnos Greek Fishbase
Tonnos macropteros Greek Fishbase
Tónnos macrypteros Greek Fishbase
Tun Danish Fishbase
Tuna Serbian Fishbase
Tunczyk bialy Polish Fishbase
Tünfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Tunj Serbian Fishbase
Tunji Serbian Fishbase
Valkotonnikala Finnish Fishbase
Vit tonfisk Swedish Fishbase
Voador Portuguese Fishbase
Weißer thun German Fishbase
Witte tonjin Dutch Fishbase
Yazili orkinos Turkish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Albacora alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Germo alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Germo alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Germo germo (Lacepède, 1801)
Germo germon (Lacepède, 1800)
Germo gemon steadi Whitley, 1933
Orcynus alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Orcynus alatunga (Gmelin, 1789)
Orcynus germo (Lacepède, 1801)
Orcynus germon (Lacepède, 1800)
Orcynus pacificus Cooper, 1863
Scomber alatunga Gmelin, 1789
Scomber germo Lacepède, 1801
Thunnus alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus germo (Lacepède, 1801)
Thunnus pacificus (Cuvier, 1832)
Thynnus alalonga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus pacificus Cuvier, 1832
Scomber alalunga Bonnaterre, 1788
Scomber germon Lacepède, 1800
Scomber germo Bennett, 1840
Scomber alalunga Cetti, 1777

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External data

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