Blackfin tuna

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. It is characterized because all its dorsum, including the dorsal fin, is of black color, and the belly is white. His body is completely rigid and has 13 dorsal spines. It can measure up to 108 cm in total length and up to 20 kg in weight.

International Designations

Germany: 
Schwarzflossenthun
France: 
Thon à nageoires noires
Italy: 
Tonno pinna nera
Portugal: 
Atum barbatana negra
UK: 
Blackfin tuna
Japan: 
Taiseiyo maguro
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
FAO code: 
BLF
Scientific name: 
Thunnus atlanticus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
1420