Tuna Species

ISSF provide a useful overview of the five major commercial tuna species here.

Species

3-Alpha Code Name Scientific Name
ALB ALBACORE Thunnus alalunga
BAU AUSTRALIAN BONITO Sarda australis
BET BIGEYE Thunnus obesus
BFT ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA Thunnus thynnus
BKJ BLACK SKIPJACK Euthynnus lineatus
BLT BULLET TUNA Auxis rochei
BUK BUTTERFLY TUNA / KINGFISH Gasterochisma melampus
DOT DOGTOOTH TUNA Gymnosarda unicolor
FRI FRIGATE TUNA Auxis thazard
FRZ FRIGATE AND BULLET TUNAS Auxis thazard, A. rochei
KAW KAWAKAWA Euthynnus affinis
LOT LONGTAIL TUNA Thunnus tonggol
MAX MACKEREL (UNIDENTIFIED) Scombridae
PBF PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA Thunnus orientalis
RAX INDIAN / CHUB MACKERELS Rastrelliger spp.
SBF SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA Thunnus maccoyii
SKJ SKIPJACK Katsuwonus pelamis
SLT SLENDER TUNA Allothunnus fallai
TPZ BLUEFIN TUNAS (PACIFIC) T. maccoyii, T. orientalis
TUN TUNA (UNIDENTIFIED) Thunnini
WAH WAHOO Acanthocybium solandri
YFT YELLOWFIN Thunnus albacares