Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga)
One of the smaller major tuna species (40–100 cm length), generally bigger than skipjack, but smaller than yellowfin tuna. Albacore tuna is a temperate species widely distributed in temperate and tropical waters throughout all oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. It ranges from 5°N to 40°S in the Indian Ocean, and from 45–50°N and 30–40°S in the Atlantic Ocean. Albacore tend to travel in single species schools — without the level of mixing seen in other species — and their association with floating objects is not common.
See also Temperate tuna species.
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