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

Bigeye tunny - Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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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

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Albacora-ôlho-grande Portuguese Fishbase
Atum patudo Portuguese Fishbase
Atum-patudo Portuguese Fishbase
Bigeye tunny English Fishbase
Grootoogtonijn Dutch Fishbase
Großaugenthun German Fishbase
Isosilmätonnikala Finnish Fishbase
Opastun Polish Fishbase
Patudo French Fishbase
Patudo Spanish Fishbase
Storje Dutch Fishbase
Thon aux grands yeux French Fishbase
Thon obèse French Fishbase
Thon ventru French Fishbase
Ton bondoc Romanian Fishbase
Ton obez Romanian Fishbase
Tonno obeso Italian Fishbase
Zutoperajni tunj Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Parathunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Parathunnus obesus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915
Parathunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus obesus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Orcynus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Germo obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Germo sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)
Parathunnus mebachi (Kishinouye, 1915)
Thynnus sibi Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Thunnus sibi (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915
Thunnus obesus mebachi Kishinouye, 1915
Thynnus obesus Lowe, 1839
Thunnus atlanticus (non Lesson, 1830)
Thunus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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