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Northern bluefin tuna

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Thunnus
Species: T. thynnus
Binomial name
Thunnus thynnus
Linnaeus, 1758

The northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna fish, living in both the Western and the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and extending into the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Although not native to the Pacific Ocean, it is cultivated off Japan. Northern bluefin tuna can live to be up to 30 years old. The typical size is 2 m (6.6 ft) at about 500 kg (1,100 lb).[dubious ] The largest recorded specimen was caught off Nova Scotia, and was recorded as weighing 679 kg (1,500 lb). They are caught by sports fishermen using a heavy-duty rod and reel. The northern bluefin tuna is an important food fish used almost exclusively in sushi; canned tuna and tuna sold as steaks are of other species. Image File history File links Bluefin-big. ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... . ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... “Animalia” redirects here. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders See text The Actinopterygii are the ray-finned fish. ... Families many, see text The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, include about 40% of all fish and are the largest order of vertebrates. ... Genera Acanthocybium Allothunnus Auxus Cybiosarda Euthynnus Gasterochisma Grammatorcynus Gymnosarda Katsuwonus Orcynopsis Rastrelliger Sarda Scomber Scomberomorus Thunnus Scombridae is the family of the mackerels, tunas, and bonitos, and thus includes many of the most important and familiar food fishes. ... Species Thunnus alalunga Thunnus albacares Thunnus atlanticus Thunnus maccoyii Thunnus obesus Thunnus orientalis Thunnus thynnus Thunnus tonggol Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal system of naming species. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 23, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 1000 pixel, file size: 726 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) ja:クロマグロ en:Northern bluefin tuna Species Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) Familia Scombridae Source http://opencage. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 1000 pixel, file size: 726 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) ja:クロマグロ en:Northern bluefin tuna Species Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) Familia Scombridae Source http://opencage. ... Kaiyukan Aquarium Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyūkan, literally playing in the Sea Pavilion) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. ... A shoal of skipjack tuna Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... NASA satellite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Workers harvest catfish from the Delta Pride Catfish farms in Mississippi Aquaculture is the cultivation of the natural produce of water (fish, shellfish, algae and other aquatic organisms). ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... A fiberglass spinning rod and reel circa 1997. ... Seafood in Brussels, Belgium Seafood is any sea animal that is served as food or is suitable for eating. ... Front row, left to right: uramaki roll, inarizushi, and nigiri (two kinds). ...


The species is also known as horse mackerel and in the past was called the common tunny. It is often referred to simply as the "bluefin" or "bluefin tuna", but this name is ambiguous as it is also sometimes used for the southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii, and the Pacific bluefin tuna, T. orientalis. Even the preferred name, northern bluefin tuna, is not unambiguous, because this is sometimes used for the longtail tuna T. tonggol. In Australia, canned T. tonggol can and is legally sold under the name "Northern bluefin tuna". --203. ... Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis Pacific bluefin tuna are some of the biggest and fastest fish in the Pacific. ...


The body of the northern bluefin tuna is cigar-shaped and robust. The head is conical and the mouth rather large. The color is dark blue above and gray below. Northern bluefin tuna can easily be distinguished from other members of the tuna family by the relatively short length of their pectoral fins. Their livers have a unique and definitive characteristic in that they are covered with blood vessels (striated). In other tunas with short pectoral fins, such vessels are either not present or present in small numbers along the edges. The liver is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ...


The northern bluefin tuna is an important source of seafood, providing most of the tuna used in sushi. It is a particular delicacy in Japan where the price of a single giant tuna can exceed $100,000 on the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo[1]. It is also popular in Taiwan, particularly in the town of Donggang. As a result, some fisheries of bluefin are considered overfished, and this problem is compounded by the bluefin's slow growth rate and late maturity. The Atlantic population of the species has declined by nearly 90 percent since the 1970s [2]. The bluefin species are consequently listed as ones to "Avoid" on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Tsukiji as seen from Shiodome End of the fresh tuna auction at Tsukiji. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Donggangs location in Pingtung County Donggang (Traditional Chinese: 東港, East Port, Hanyu Pinyin: Dong Gāng) is an urban township in central-western Pingtung County, Taiwan. ... The Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is located in a former sardine cannery and a former brewery on Cannery Row in Monterey, California, is one of the largest and most respected aquariums in the world. ...


The tetraphyllidean tapeworm Pelichnibothrium speciosum has been found to parasitize this species (Scholz et al. 1998). As the tapeworm's definite host is the blue shark which does not generally seem to feed on tuna[citation needed], it is likely that the northern bluefin tuna is a dead-end host for P. speciosum. This article needs to be wikified. ... Orders Subclass Cestodaria Amphilinidea Gyrocotylidea Subclass Eucestoda Aporidea Caryophyllidea Cyclophyllidea Diphyllidea Lecanicephalidea Litobothridea Nippotaeniidea Proteocephalidea Pseudophyllidea Spathebothriidea Tetraphyllidea Trypanorhyncha In biology, Cestoda is the class of parasitic flatworms, called cestodes or tapeworms, that live in the digestive tract of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals... Mites parasitising a harvestman Parasitism is one version of symbiosis (living together), a phenomenon in which two organisms which are phylogenetically unrelated co-exist over a prolonged period of time, usually the lifetime of one of the individuals. ... It has been suggested that Intermediate host be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) Range of blue shark The blue shark, Prionace glauca is a carcharhinid shark which is found in the deep waters of the worlds temperate and tropical oceans. ... It has been suggested that Intermediate host be merged into this article or section. ...


References

  • Clover, Charles. 2004. The End of the Line: How overfishing is changing the world and what we eat. Ebury Press, London. ISBN 0-09-189780-7
  • Safina (1996). Thunnus thynnus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006.
  • "Thunnus thynnus". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. January 2006 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2006.
  • Scholz, Tomáš; Euzet, Louis & Moravec, František (1998): Taxonomic status of Pelichnibothrium speciosum Monticelli, 1889 (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea), a mysterious parasite of Alepisaurus ferox Lowe (Teleostei: Alepisauridae) and Prionace glauca (L.) (Euselachii: Carcharinidae). Systematic Parasitology 41(1): 1–8. DOI:10.1023/A:1006091102174 (HTML abstract)

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List and Red Data List), created in 1963, is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species and can be found here. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... FishBase is a comprehensive database of information about fish. ... A digital object identifier (or DOI) is a standard for persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related data, the metadata, in a structured extensible way. ...

External links

  • Bluefin Tuna at Seafood Watch
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Northern Bluefin Tuna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (436 words)
The Northern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna fish, living in both the Western and the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and extending into the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
Northern Bluefin Tuna can easily be distinguished from other members of the tuna family by the relatively short length of their pectoral fins.
The Northern Bluefin Tuna is an important source of seafood, providing most of the tuna used in sushi.
IFCNR - FISHERIES COMMITTEE (1259 words)
In 1995 and 1996 20 bluefin fry hatched and survived to maturity.
The Pacific subspecies is known from the Gulf of Alaska to southern California and Baja California in the eastern Pacific; in the western Pacific, it occurs from Sakhalin Island in the southern Sea of Okhotsk south to the northern Philippines.
The country taking the largest catches of northern bluefin tuna is Japan (28 628 t in 1981), and it operates in almost all fishing areas with its long-distance fleets.
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