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

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Thunnus obesus (Lowe 1839)


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.