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Family: Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos



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Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Acanthocybium solandri (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Acanthocybium solandri
[Wahoo]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 105 cm FL
Allothunnus fallai Serventy, 1948

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Allothunnus fallai
[Slender tuna]



Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 40 cm FL
Auxis brachydorax Collette & Aadland, 1996

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Auxis brachydorax
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.5 cm FL

 
Auxis eudorax
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 50 cm FL
Auxis rochei (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Auxis rochei
[Bullet tuna]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 65 cm FL
Auxis thazard (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Auxis thazard
[Frigate tuna]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm FL
Cybiosarda elegans (Whitley, 1935)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cybiosarda elegans
[Leaping bonito]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Euthynnus affinis (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Euthynnus affinis
[Kawakawa]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Euthynnus alletteratus
[Little tunny]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm FL
Euthynnus lineatus Kishinouye, 1920

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Euthynnus lineatus
[Black skipjack]



Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 164 cm FL
Gasterochisma melampus Richardson, 1845

Photo by Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Gasterochisma melampus
[Butterfly kingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm FL
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus
[Shark mackerel]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Grammatorcynus bilineatus (Rüppell, 1836)

Photo by Photo by First, D.
 
Grammatorcynus bilineatus
[Double-lined mackerel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 248.0 cm FL
Gymnosarda unicolor (Rüppell, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gymnosarda unicolor
[Dogtooth tuna]



Cosmopolitan in tropical
Max. Length 110 cm FL
Katsuwonus pelamis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Katsuwonus pelamis
[Skipjack tuna]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm FL
Orcynopsis unicolor (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Orcynopsis unicolor
[Plain bonito]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 34.5 cm FL
Rastrelliger brachysoma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Rastrelliger brachysoma
[Short mackerel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm FL
Rastrelliger faughni Matsui, 1967

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Rastrelliger faughni
[Island mackerel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 42.1 cm TL
Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Rastrelliger kanagurta
[Indian mackerel]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm FL
Sarda australis (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sarda australis
[Australian bonito]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Sarda chiliensis (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Sarda chiliensis
[Eastern Pacific bonito]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm FL
Sarda lineolata (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Malone, R.
 
Sarda lineolata
[Pacific bonito]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm FL
Sarda orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sarda orientalis
[Striped bonito]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 91.4 cm FL
Sarda sarda (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sarda sarda
[Atlantic bonito]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm FL
Scomber australasicus Cuvier, 1832

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Scomber australasicus
[Blue mackerel]



Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat
Max. Length 35.1 cm TL
Scomber colias Gmelin, 1789

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scomber colias
[Atlantic chub mackerel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Scomber japonicus
[Chub mackerel]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm FL
Scomber scombrus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Scomber scombrus
[Atlantic mackerel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm FL
Scomberomorus brasiliensis Collette, Russo & Zavala-Camin, 1978

Photo by Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Scomberomorus brasiliensis
[Serra Spanish mackerel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 184 cm TL
Scomberomorus cavalla (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Scomberomorus cavalla
[King mackerel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm FL
Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scomberomorus commerson
[Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm FL
Scomberomorus concolor (Lockington, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Kira, G.
 
Scomberomorus concolor
[Monterey Spanish mackerel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm FL
Scomberomorus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Scomberomorus guttatus
[Indo-Pacific king mackerel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm FL
Scomberomorus koreanus (Kishinouye, 1915)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus koreanus
[Korean seerfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 98 cm
Scomberomorus lineolatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Aqua Trade International
 
Scomberomorus lineolatus
[Streaked seerfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm FL
Scomberomorus maculatus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Wiggers, R.
 
Scomberomorus maculatus
[Atlantic Spanish mackerel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm FL
Scomberomorus multiradiatus Munro, 1964

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus multiradiatus
[Papuan seerfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 104 cm FL
Scomberomorus munroi Collette & Russo, 1980

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scomberomorus munroi
[Australian spotted mackerel]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 113.2 cm TL
Scomberomorus niphonius (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Scomberomorus niphonius
[Japanese Spanish mackerel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm FL
Scomberomorus plurilineatus Fourmanoir, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus plurilineatus
[Kanadi kingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Scomberomorus queenslandicus Munro, 1943

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scomberomorus queenslandicus
[Queensland school mackerel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 183 cm TL
Scomberomorus regalis (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scomberomorus regalis
[Cero]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm FL
Scomberomorus semifasciatus (Macleay, 1883)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus semifasciatus
[Broad-barred king mackerel]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm FL
Scomberomorus sierra Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Photo by Reddish, P.E.
 
Scomberomorus sierra
[Pacific sierra]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 247 cm TL
Scomberomorus sinensis (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scomberomorus sinensis
[Chinese seerfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Scomberomorus tritor (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Scomberomorus tritor
[West African Spanish mackerel]



Cosmopolitan in tropical
Max. Length 140 cm FL
Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Thunnus alalunga
[Albacore]



Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 239 cm FL
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Archambault, C.
 
Thunnus albacares
[Yellowfin tuna]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 107.9 cm FL
Thunnus atlanticus (Lesson, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Doray, M.
 
Thunnus atlanticus
[Blackfin tuna]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 245 cm FL
Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Fritsches, K.
 
Thunnus maccoyii
[Southern bluefin tuna]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Chow, S.
 
Thunnus obesus
[Bigeye tuna]



North Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm FL
Thunnus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Thunnus orientalis
[Pacific bluefin tuna]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 458 cm TL
Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Ticina, V.
 
Thunnus thynnus
[Atlantic bluefin tuna]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 145.0 cm FL
Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Thunnus tonggol
[Longtail tuna]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthocybium solandri Wahoo Atlantic, Indian and Paci 250 TL 1832
Allothunnus fallai Slender tuna Southern Ocean 105 FL 1948
Auxis brachydorax Eastern Central Pacific. 40 FL 1996
Auxis eudorax Eastern Pacific. 36.5 FL 1996
Auxis rochei Bullet tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 50 FL 1810
Auxis thazard Frigate tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 65 FL 1800
Cybiosarda elegans Leaping bonito Western Pacific 45 FL 1935
Euthynnus affinis Kawakawa Indo-West Pacific 100 FL 1849
Euthynnus alletteratus Little tunny Atlantic Ocean 122 TL 1810
Euthynnus lineatus Black skipjack Eastern Pacific 84 FL 1920
Gasterochisma melampus Butterfly kingfish Circumglobal in southern 164 FL 1845
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus Shark mackerel Western Pacific 112 FL 1825
Grammatorcynus bilineatus Double-lined mackerel Indian Ocean 100 FL 1836
Gymnosarda unicolor Dogtooth tuna Indo-Pacific 248.0 FL 1836
Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack tuna Cosmopolitan in tropical 110 FL 1758
Orcynopsis unicolor Plain bonito Eastern Atlantic 130 FL 1817
Rastrelliger brachysoma Short mackerel Pacific Ocean 34.5 FL 1851
Rastrelliger faughni Island mackerel Indo-West Pacific 20 FL 1967
Rastrelliger kanagurta Indian mackerel Indo-West Pacific 42.1 TL 1816
Sarda australis Australian bonito Southwest Pacific 180 FL 1881
Sarda chiliensis Eastern Pacific bonito Southeast Pacific 102 TL 1832
Sarda lineolata Pacific bonito Northeast Pacific 102 FL 1858
Sarda orientalis Striped bonito Indo-Pacific 102 FL 1844
Sarda sarda Atlantic bonito Eastern Atlantic 91.4 FL 1793
Scomber australasicus Blue mackerel Indo-West Pacific 44 FL 1832
Scomber colias Atlantic chub mackerel Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat 35.1 TL 1789
Scomber japonicus Chub mackerel Indo-Pacific 64 TL 1782
Scomber scombrus Atlantic mackerel North Atlantic 60 FL 1758
Scomberomorus brasiliensis Serra Spanish mackerel Western Atlantic 125 FL 1978
Scomberomorus cavalla King mackerel Western Atlantic 184 TL 1829
Scomberomorus commerson Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Indo-West Pacific 240 FL 1800
Scomberomorus concolor Monterey Spanish mackerel Eastern Central Pacific 77 FL 1879
Scomberomorus guttatus Indo-Pacific king mackerel Indo-West Pacific 76 FL 1801
Scomberomorus koreanus Korean seerfish Indo-West Pacific 150 FL 1915
Scomberomorus lineolatus Streaked seerfish Indo-West Pacific 98 1829
Scomberomorus maculatus Atlantic Spanish mackerel Western Atlantic 91 FL 1815
Scomberomorus multiradiatus Papuan seerfish Western Central Pacific 35 FL 1964
Scomberomorus munroi Australian spotted mackerel Western Pacific 104 FL 1980
Scomberomorus niphonius Japanese Spanish mackerel Northwest Pacific 113.2 TL 1832
Scomberomorus plurilineatus Kanadi kingfish Western Indian Ocean 120 FL 1966
Scomberomorus queenslandicus Queensland school mackerel Western Pacific 100 FL 1943
Scomberomorus regalis Cero Western Atlantic 183 TL 1793
Scomberomorus semifasciatus Broad-barred king mackerel Western Pacific 120 FL 1883
Scomberomorus sierra Pacific sierra Eastern Central Pacific 99 FL 1895
Scomberomorus sinensis Chinese seerfish Western Pacific 247 TL 1800
Scomberomorus tritor West African Spanish mackerel Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1832
Thunnus alalunga Albacore Cosmopolitan in tropical 140 FL 1788
Thunnus albacares Yellowfin tuna Worldwide in tropical and 239 FL 1788
Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin tuna Western Atlantic 107.9 FL 1831
Thunnus maccoyii Southern bluefin tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 245 FL 1872
Thunnus obesus Bigeye tuna Atlantic, Indian and Paci 250 TL 1839
Thunnus orientalis Pacific bluefin tuna North Pacific 300 FL 1844
Thunnus thynnus Atlantic bluefin tuna Western Atlantic 458 TL 1758
Thunnus tonggol Longtail tuna Indo-West Pacific 145.0 FL 1851



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