International Game Fish Association

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tuna, blackfin
(Thunnus atlanticus)


(Lesson, 1830); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called Bermuda tuna, blackfinned albacore Occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. There are scattered records of blackfin tuna occurring as far north as Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, but the usual range is from North Carolina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The pectoral fins reach to somewhere between the twelfth dorsal spine and the origin of the second dorsal fin but they never extend beyond the second dorsal fin as in the albacore. There is a total of 19-25...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
22.39 kg (49 lb 6 oz)Marathon, Florida, USA06-Apr-2006Capt. Matthew E. PullenRecord Details