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

Bluefin tuna - Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code 3029


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
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

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An tuinnín Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Atum Portuguese Fishbase
Atum-rabilho Portuguese Fishbase
Atún Spanish Fishbase
Atún rojo Spanish Fishbase
Blåfinnet tun Danish Fishbase
Blåfinnet tunfisk Danish Fishbase
Bluefin tuna English Fishbase
Bluefin tunny English Fishbase
Makrellshørje Norwegian Fishbase
Makrellstørje Norwegian Fishbase
Makrillstörje Swedish Fishbase
Mochama Portuguese Fishbase
Musciame de tonno Italian Fishbase
Northern Bluefin Tuna English Fishbase
Obyknovennyi tunets Russian Fishbase
Orkinos Turkish Fishbase
Röd tonfisk Swedish Fishbase
Roter Thun German Fishbase
Siniy Russian Fishbase
Sjorje Norwegian Fishbase
Thon rouge du nord French Fishbase
Thunfisch German Fishbase
Thunfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Ton Bulgarian Fishbase
Ton Polish Fishbase
Ton Romanian Fishbase
Ton rosu Romanian Fishbase
Tonfisk Swedish Fishbase
Toni Albanian Fishbase
Tonijn Dutch Fishbase
Tonn Maltese Fishbase
Tonnikala Finnish Fishbase
Tonno Italian Fishbase
Tónnos Greek Fishbase
Tonnu Maltese Fishbase
Tun Danish Fishbase
Tun Serbian Fishbase
Tunczyk blekitnopletwy Polish Fishbase
Tunfisk Danish Fishbase
Tunfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Túnfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Tunj Croatian Fishbase
Tunnagg (young) Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Albacora thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thunnus secundodorsalis (Storer, 1855)
Thynnus mediterraneus Risso, 1827
Thynnus vulgaris Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thunnus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1832)
Thynnus secundodorsalis Storer, 1855
Thunnus thynnus coretta (non Cuvier, 1829)
Thunnus thynnus saliens (non Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Scomber thynnus Linnaeus, 1758
Orcynus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orcynus secondidorsalis (Storer, 1855)
Thunnus thynnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thunnus thynus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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