tuna, bigeye (atlantic)
(Thunnus obesus)


(Lowe, 1836); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY Found in warm temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, this schooling, pelagic, seasonally migratory species is suspected of making rather extensive migrations. Schools bigeye tuna generally run deep during the day. Schools of bluefin, yellowfin and some others are known to occasionally swim at the surface, especially in warm water. The pectoral fins may reach to the second dorsal fin. The second dorsal and anal fins never reach back as far as those of large yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). It has a total of 23 31 gill rakers on the...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle178 kg (392 lb 6 oz)Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain25-Jul-1996Dieter VogelRecord DetailsHistory Details