Definition of Thunnus thynnus
1. Noun. Largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics.
Group relationships: Genus Thunnus, Thunnus
Generic synonyms: Tuna, Tunny
Terms within: Bluefin, Bluefin Tuna
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Literary usage of Thunnus thynnus
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1. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"Tunny, thunnus thynnus. (From Boulenger, Camb. Nat. Hist., vii, 1904, after Cuv. et Val.). Mackerel-like fishes (see Wall-case 15, and p. 165). ..."
2. All about Hawaii (1916)
"The world renowned species of game fish—the giant mackerels—such as the leaping tuna (thunnus thynnus) ; long-fin tuna (thunnus ..."
3. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"... name is Germo macropterus, or Thunnus macropterus, if we place the long-finned albacores in the same genus as the sunny or tuna (thunnus thynnus). ..."