Blackfin Tuna Facts
Scientific Classification of Blackfin Tuna: Thunnus Atlanticus
Kingdom of Blackfin Tuna: Animalia
Phylum of Blackfin Tuna: Chordata
Class of Blackfin Tuna: Actinopterygii
Order of Blackfin Tuna: Perciformes
Family of Blackfin Tuna: Scombridae
Genus of Blackfin Tuna: Thunnus
Species of Blackfin Tuna: T.atlanticus
These species are the smallest member pertaining to genus called Thunnus. These species are also known as Football, Blackfinned Albacore and Bermuda. Their look somewhat resembles the football. These species have a fighter attitude and this is what makes them survive amongst other aquatic creatures.
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Some Interesting Facts about Blackfin Tuna
Distribution of Blackfin Tuna
One can spot these species across the Western Atlantic Ocean including Gulf of Mexico, Carribean Sea and along southern portion of Brazil. Infact they like to inhabit temperate and tropical waters. They are also found in some region of Florida and sparsely in Massachusetts.
Identification of Blackfin Tuna
Description of Blackfin Tuna
Behavior of Blackfin Tuna
Food Habits of Blackfin Tuna
These species like to have shrimps, squids, crabs, amphipods and stomatopods in their diet. They form a good company with the skipjack tuna while hunting.
Habitats of Blackfin Tuna
These species are very common in the oceans. They like to dive in to the profound depths of water very close to the greens. These species like to inhabit in the pristine and warm waters as well. They move to the temperate portion where the temperature should be 20 degree Celsius while migrating.
Predators of Blackfin Tuna
The main predators of these species are the
Adaptations of Blackfin Tuna
These species are very aggressive and fast. This helps them in fortifying from their enemies. Their strong sight helps them to visualize the trap from far away. They also come together with other tunas to form a protective covering when they are attacked.
Migration of Blackfin Tuna
During summer these species move to the temperate water areas.
Reproduction of Blackfin Tuna
These species become sexually mature when they are of two years. However this varies among regions. They reproduce in the open areas during the periods of summer. These species lay the eggs in the water areas where the process of fertilization takes place immediately after mating with the sperm. The eggs of pelagic larvae can be seen only at a depth of 45-50 meters under water.
Nutritional Facts of Black Fin Tuna
The tuna is consumed largely by human beings. Each ounce of blackfin tuna (boneless) contains Total Fat 0.27 g, Sodium 10 mg, Cholesterol 13mg, Potassium 126 mg, Protein 6.63 g and Iron 1%.
Petting of Blackfin Tuna
Conservation Status of Blackfin Tuna
According to the reports of IUCN these species are not threatened.
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