Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre 1788),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 312

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Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre 1788)


Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre 1788)  —Albacore

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Neothunnus macropterus  by Nakamura (1954: chart 4); reported from St. George Channel, New Ireland, and Feni and Green islands, by Munro (1958: 263). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3, 5.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, in the western Pacific south to New Zealand. Oceanic, pelagic, 0–600 m depth. Marine.