Tuna

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Tuna
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Tunas (frae tap): albacore, Atlantic bluefin, skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Tribe: Thunnini
Starks, 1910
Genera

A tuna is a saltwatter finfish that belangs tae the tribe Thunnini, a sub-groupin o the mackerel faimily (Scombridae) – which thegither wi the tunas, an aa includes the bonitos, mackerels, an Spainyie mackerels. Thunnini comprises fifteen species athort five genera,[1] the sizes o which vary greatly, rangin frae the bullet tuna (max. length: 50 cm (1.6 ft), wicht: 1.8 kg (4 lb)) up tae the Atlantic bluefin tuna (max. length: 4.6 m (15 ft), wicht: 684 kg (1,508 lb)). The bluefin averages 2 m (6.6 ft), an is believed tae live for up tae 50 years.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Graham, Jeffrey B.; Dickson, Kathryn A. (2004). "Tuna Comparative Physiology" (PDF). The Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 4015–4024. doi:10.1242/jeb.01267. Retrieved 20 September 2012.