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Euthynnus affinis  (Cantor, 1849)

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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Euthynnus: Greek, eu = good + Greek, thynnos = tunna (Ref. 45335).

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; marin; océanodrome (Ref. 51243); profondeur 0 - 200 m (Ref. 54439).   Tropical; 18°C - 29°C (Ref. 168), preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 35°N - 38°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 54439)

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Indo-West Pacific: in warm waters including oceanic islands and archipelagos. A few stray specimens have been collected in the Eastern Central Pacific. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?, range 40 - 65 cm
Max length : 100.0 cm FL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 168); common length : 60.0 cm FL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 168); poids max. publié: 14.0 kg (Ref. 30874)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 10 - 15; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 11-15; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 11 - 15; Vertèbres: 39. Swim bladder absent. No trace of vertebral protuberances. Anterior spines of first dorsal fin much higher than those mid-way. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. Posterior portion of the back with a pattern of broken oblique stripes.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Occurs in open waters but always remains close to the shoreline. The young may enter bays and harbors. Forms multi-species schools by size with other scombrid species comprising from 100 to over 5,000 individuals. A highly opportunistic predator feeding indiscriminately on small fishes, especially on clupeoids and atherinids; also on squids, crustaceans and zooplankton (Ref. 9684). Generally marketed canned and frozen; also utilized dried, salted, smoked (Ref. 9684) and fresh (Ref. 9987).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaborateurs

Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(2):137 p. (Ref. 168)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30911)




Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: hautement commercial; pêche sportive: oui
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