At a glance

  • Second smallest species of the ‘true’ tunas (i.e. the Thunnus genus) growing to a maximum total length of 142 cm and weight of 35.6 kg
  • Longtail tuna is unique compared to other tunas, they have a narrow coastal distribution in tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific region
  • The only species of the ‘true’ tunas (the Thunnus genus) that lack a swim bladder
  • Often incorrectly called “Northern bluefin tuna”, which is the official common name for Thunnus thynnus, confined to the Atlantic Ocean that grows to 684 kg

Distribtion map and fishers with their catch