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Thunnus (Thunnus)  South, 1845
Taxonomic Serial No.: 613007

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subgenus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderScombroidei  – ribbonfishes, albacores, bonitos, mackerels, tunas, bonites, germons, maquereaux, thons  
                                  FamilyScombridae  – albacores, bonitos, mackerels, tunas, macarelas, maquereaux  
                                     SubfamilyScombrinae Bonaparte, 1831  
                                        TribeThunnini Starks, 1910  
                                           GenusThunnus South, 1845 – albacores, tunas  
                                              SubgenusThunnus (Thunnus) South, 1845  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788) – atún blanco, albacore, longfinned albacore, albacora, germon 
                                                 Species Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau, 1872) – southern bluefin tuna, atún del sur, thon rouge du sud 
                                                 Species Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839) – bigeye tuna, atún ojo grande, thon obèse, patudo 
                                                 Species Thunnus orientalis (Temminck and Schlegel, 1844) – atún cimarrón, Pacific bluefin tuna 
                                                 Species Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) – bluefin tuna, atún aleta azul, atún, horse mackerel, northern bluefin tuna, Atlantic bluefin tuna, thon rouge 

  Expert: Bruce B. Collette  
  Notes: Senior Scientist, National Systematics Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Thunnus (Thunnus)    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Thunnus (Thunnus)   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collette, Bruce B., Carol Reeb, and Barbara A. Block / Barbara A. Block and E. Donald Stevens, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematics of the Tunas and Mackerels (Scombridae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fish Physiology, vol. 19: Tuna: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution   
  Page(s): 1-33   
  Publisher: Academic Press   
  Publication Place: San Diego, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-12-350443-0   
  Reference for: Thunnus (Thunnus)   

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