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

Allison's tuna - Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

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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.

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Albacora Portuguese Fishbase
Albacora Romanian Fishbase
Albacora Swedish Fishbase
Albacore French Fishbase
Albacore Norwegian Fishbase
Albakor Norwegian Fishbase
Albakora Polish Fishbase
Allison's tuna English Fishbase
Atum albacora Portuguese Fishbase
Atum rabil Portuguese Fishbase
Atum-albacora Portuguese Fishbase
Autumn albacore English Fishbase
Geelvintonijn Dutch Fishbase
Gelbflossenthun German Fishbase
Gulfenad tonfisk Swedish Fishbase
Gulfinnet tunfisk Danish Fishbase
Keltaevätonnikala Finnish Fishbase
Pacific long-tailed tuna English Fishbase
Peixinho da ilho Portuguese Fishbase
Rabil Spanish Fishbase
Thon à nageoires jaunes French Fishbase
Ton galben Romanian Fishbase
Tonno albacora Italian Fishbase
Tonnos macropteros Greek Fishbase
Tonnos macrypteros Greek Fishbase
Tuna zutoperka Serbian Fishbase
Tunczyk zóltopletwy a. albakora Polish Fishbase
Yellow-fin tunny English Fishbase
Yellowfin tuna English Fishbase
Zutorepi tunj Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Germo itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Neothunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus brevipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Scomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788
Thynnus albacora Lowe, 1839
Germo albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Neothunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Germo macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Germo argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Germo allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Kishinoella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus catalinae Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Neothunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Neothunnus albacora brevipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus albacora longipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus macropterus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus macropterus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus albacora macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Orcynus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Orcynus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Orcynus subulatus Poey, 1875
Scomber albacorus Lacepède, 1800
Scomber sloanei Cuvier, 1832
Semathunnus guildi Fowler, 1933
Semathunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thynnus argentivittatus Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus macropterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Thunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Thunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus allisoni Mowbray, 1920
Thunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Thunnus zacalles (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus catalinae (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus albacares macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Germo albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Kishincella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926

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External data

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