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Scombridae family

Tunas are a group of saltwater fish that belongs to the family Scombridae. 1)

15 species

There are around 15 species of tuna, including bluefin tuna, albacore tuna, and yellowfin tuna. 2)

Ability to swim long distances

Tunas are found in all oceans and are known for their ability to swim long distances and dive to great depths. 3)


Tunas are carnivorous and feed on smaller fish and invertebrates. 4)

Commercial and recreational fishing

Tunas are popular for commercial and recreational fishing and are also an important source of food for many people around the world. 5)

Streamlined body shape

Tunas have a streamlined body shape, which allows them to swim at high speeds and make sharp turns. 6)

Ability to maintain a high body temperature

Tunas are known for their ability to maintain a high body temperature, which allows them to inhabit colder waters than many other fish species. 7)


Tunas have complex social structures and communicate with each other using body language and vocalizations. 8)

Traveling thousands of miles each year

Tunas are able to migrate over long distances, with some species traveling thousands of miles each year. 9)


Tunas are highly migratory, and their movements are influenced by factors such as water temperature and the availability of prey. 10)


Tunas are able to reproduce quickly, with some species reaching sexual maturity at just one year of age.11)


Tunas are threatened by overfishing, habitat destruction, and climate change, and several species are classified as vulnerable or endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 12)

Marine ecosystems

Tunas are an important component of many marine ecosystems, and their decline can have negative impacts on the overall health of these ecosystems. 13)

Source of food

Tunas are popular as a source of food and are often canned or served as sushi or sashimi. 14)

High in protein

Tunas are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and are considered a healthy food choice. 15)

tuna.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/19 02:41 by aga