Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Katsuwonus > Species: Katsuwonus pelamis

Atlantic bonito - Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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

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

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic bonito English Fishbase
Atum-bonito Portuguese Fishbase
Atún de altura Spanish Fishbase
Bauchstreifiger bonito German Fishbase
Boniitti Finnish Fishbase
Bonit Norwegian Fishbase
Bonit Swedish Fishbase
Bonita Spanish Fishbase
Bonite Polish Fishbase
Bonite à ventre rayé French Fishbase
Bonito Polish Fishbase
Bonito Portuguese Fishbase
Bonito de altura Spanish Fishbase
Bonito de veintre rayado Spanish Fishbase
Bonito de ventre rayado Portuguese Fishbase
Bonito del sur Spanish Fishbase
Bonito-de-barriga listada Portuguese Fishbase
Bonitol Spanish Fishbase
Bonitou French Fishbase
Bounicou French Fishbase
Bugstribet bonnit Danish Fishbase
Echter Bonito German Fishbase
Gaiado Portuguese Fishbase
Gayado Portuguese Fishbase
Gestreepte tonijn Dutch Fishbase
Impiriali Italian Fishbase
Lampo Spanish Fishbase
Listado Portuguese Fishbase
Listado Spanish Fishbase
Llampua Spanish Fishbase
Nzirru Italian Fishbase
Oceanic bonito English Fishbase
Paamia Italian Fishbase
Paamitun Italian Fishbase
Palamatu Italian Fishbase
Palametto Italian Fishbase
Palamida Albanian Fishbase
Palamida Italian Fishbase
Palamida Romanian Fishbase
Palamida lacherda Romanian Fishbase
Palamit Maltese Fishbase
Palamitu Italian Fishbase
Palometta Italian Fishbase
Palomida Spanish Fishbase
Pelamis Greek Fishbase
Pelamit Maltese Fishbase
Pelamys Greek Fishbase
Plamtu Maltese Fishbase
Plamtu imperjali Maltese Fishbase
Polosatyi tunets Russian Fishbase
Sarrajao Portuguese Fishbase
Serra Portuguese Fishbase
Skipjack English Fishbase
Skipjack tuna English Fishbase
Striped bellied bonito English Fishbase
Striped bellied tunny English Fishbase
Stripet pelamide Norwegian Fishbase
Thunfischwürstchen German Fishbase
Ton dungat Romanian Fishbase
Ton zebrat Romanian Fishbase
Tonijnworst Dutch Fishbase
Tonina Greek Fishbase
Tonina de Dalmazia Italian Fishbase
Tonnetto Italian Fishbase
Tonnetto striato Italian Fishbase
Trup prugavac Serbian Fishbase
Tuna links English Fishbase
Tunfischwurst German Fishbase
Tunj prugavac Serbian Fishbase
Ærtasti tun Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Euthynnus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Euthynnus pelamys (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gymnosarda pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gymnosarda pelamys (Linnaeus, 1758)
Katsuwonus pelamys (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orcynus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orcynus pelamys (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scomber pelamides Lacepède, 1801
Scomber pelamys Linnaeus, 1758
Thinnus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thynnus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thynnus pelamys (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thynnus vagans Lesson, 1829
Scomber pelamis Linnaeus, 1758
Katsuwonnus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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