Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares  
Thunnus albacares黃鰭鮪
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bonnaterre, 1788) Depth 0 - 250M
Chinese 黃鰭鮪 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃鰭金槍魚 
Max Length 239 cm FL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 串仔、黃奇串、黑肉、甕串、黃鰭金槍魚、黃鰭串(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Jamaica 
Synonyms Germo albacares, Germo albacora, Germo allisoni, Germo argentivittatus, Germo itosibi, Germo macropterus, Kishincella zacalles, Kishinoella zacalles, Neothunnus albacares, Neothunnus albacora, Neothunnus albacora f. brevipinna, Neothunnus albacora f. longipinna, Neothunnus albacora macropterus ...all 45..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Mori, K. etc. 1971 蘇楠傑, 孫志陸, 葉素然 2003 
Specimen List ASIZP0054448. ASIZP0054449. ASIZP0066495. ASIZP0066497. ASIZP0066503. ASIZP0070878. ASIZP0070881. ASIZP0801056. ASIZP0801886. ASIZP0801887. ASIZP0801888. ASIZP0804152. ASIZP0804153. ASIZP0806222. ASIZP0911056. ASIZP0911886. ASIZP0911887. ASIZP0911888. ASIZP0914152. ASIZP0914153. ASIZP0916222. FRIP00726. FRIP21155. FRIP21172. FRIP22239. NMMBP08794. NMMSTP00612.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Pacific long-tailed tuna; Yellow-fin tuna; Yellowfin; Yellow-fin tuna fish; Yellowfin tunny; Yellowfinned albacore; Yellowfin tuna; Tuna; Yellow fin tuna; Yellow-fin tunny; Allison tuna; Allison's tuna; Autumn albacore; Longfin; 'Fin; Long fin tunny 
Redlist Status LR/lc IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/least concern(LR/lc)  1996-08-01   
Characteristic Body fusiform, elongate, and slightly compressed. Teeth small and conical, in a single series. Gill rakers 27 to 34 on first arch. Two dorsal fins, separated only by a narrow interspace, some large specimens with very long second dorsal and anal fins, the first with XII to XIV spines; second dorsal fin with 14 to 15 rays followed by 8 to 9 finlets; anal fin with 14 to 15 rays followed by 8 to 9 finlets; pectoral fins moderately long, usually reaching beyond second dorsal fin origin but not beyond end of its base; interpelvic process small and bifid. Body with very small scales; corselet of larger scales developed but not very distinct. Caudal peduncle very slender, bearing on each side a strong lateral keel between 2 smaller keels. Swimbladder present. Color black metallic dark blue changing through yellow to silver on the belly. The belly frequently with about 20 broken, nearly vertical lines. The dorsal and anal fins and finlets bright yellow.
habitats An oceanic species occurring above and below the thermoclines. They school primarily by size, either in monospecific or multi-species groups. Larger fish frequently school with porpoises, also associated with floating debris and other objects. Feed on fis 
Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially in eastern and southern part. 
Utility Marketed mainly frozen and canned, but also fresh and smoked. Highly valued for sashimi.