Thunnus obesus (Lowe 1839),

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: 312-313

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7390B16-569F-46A2-A823-0018E1934873

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-8133-FE9F-EDFC-C98C1CDE0F3C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Thunnus obesus (Lowe 1839)
status

 

Thunnus obesus (Lowe 1839)  —Bigeye tuna

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover and New Ireland as Parathunnus sibi  by Nakamura (1954: chart 3); reported as Parathunnus mebachi  by Munro (1958: 264). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island , Kavieng District by Dean Tully in Sept. 2015  .

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, in the western Pacific south to northern New Zealand. Oceanic, pelagic, 0–250 m depth. Marine.