Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Scombridae > Thunnus > Thunnus maccoyii

Thunnus maccoyii (Tunny; Southern tunny; Southern bluefin tuna; Southern bluefin; SBT; Bluefin tuna; Bluefin)

Synonyms: Thunnus maccoyi; Thunnus phillipsi; Thunnus thynnus maccoyii; Thynnus maccoyii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii, is a tuna of the family Scombridae found in open southern Hemisphere waters of all the world's oceans mainly between 30°S and 50°S, to nearly 60°S. At up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) and weighing up to 260 kilograms (570 lb), it is among the larger bony fishes.
View Wikipedia Record: Thunnus maccoyii

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Thunnus maccoyii


Adult Weight [1]  315.263 lbs (143.00 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  8 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  8 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
4Feeding ecology and niche segregation in oceanic top predators off eastern Australia, Jock W. Young, Matt J. Lansdell, Robert A. Campbell, Scott P. Cooper, Francis Juanes, Michaela A. Guest, Mar Biol (2010) 157:2347–2368
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0