Thunnus alalunga was reported from 139 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 139 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Cosmopolitan in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans including the Mediterranean Sea but not at the surface between 10°N and 10°S. Western Pacific: range extend in a broad band between 40°N and 40°S (Ref. 9684). Often confused with juvenile Thunnus obesus which also have very long pectorals but with rounded tips. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).
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Table 1: Present in 139 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM native 168
North America Alaska ALK native 2850
Europe Albania ALB native 168
Africa Algeria DZA native 168
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 168
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 86334
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 168
North America Bahamas BHS native 168
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
Africa Benin BEN native 168
North America Bermuda BMU native 168
South America Brazil BRA native 168
Africa Cameroon CMR native 168
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 168
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 168
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 168
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 168
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 168
Africa Comoros COM native 168
Africa Congo COG native 168
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 168
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 168
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 168
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 168
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 27620
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 168
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 168
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 168
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 168
South America French Guiana GUF native 168
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 168
Africa Gabon GAB native 168
Africa Gambia GMB native 168
Africa Ghana GHA native 168
Europe Greece GRC native 168
Oceania Guam GUM native 168
Africa Guinea GIN native 168
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 168
South America Guyana GUY native 168
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 168
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 168
Europe Ireland IRL native 168
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 168
Europe Italy ITA native 168
North America Jamaica JAM native 168
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 168
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 168
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 168
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 168
Africa Liberia LBR native 168
Africa Libya LBY native 168
Africa Madagascar MDG native 168
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 168
Asia Malaysia MYS native 168
Asia Maldives MDV native 168
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 168
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 168
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 168
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 168
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 168
Europe Monaco MCO native 168
Africa Morocco MAR native 168
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 168
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania Nauru NRU native 168
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 168
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Africa Nigeria NGA native 168
Oceania Niue NIU native 168
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 168
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 168
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 168
Oceania Palau PLW native 168
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 41469
Europe Portugal PRT native 168
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 168
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 168
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 168
Africa Senegal SEN native 168
Africa Seychelles SYC native 168
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 168
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 168
Africa Somalia SOM native 168
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Europe Spain ESP native 168
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 168
Africa St Helena SHN native 168
South America Suriname SUR native 168
Asia Syria SYR native 168
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 168
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
Africa Tanzania TZA native 168
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 168
Africa Togo TGO native 168
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 168
Oceania Tonga TON native 168
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 168
Africa Tunisia TUN native 168
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 168
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 168
Europe UK GBR native 168
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 168
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 168
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 168
South America Uruguay URY native 168
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 168
North America USA USA native 168
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 168
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 168
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 168
Africa West Sahara ESH native 168

Table 4: Reported from 139 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM native 168
North America Alaska ALK native 2850
Europe Albania ALB native 168
Africa Algeria DZA native 168
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 168
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 86334
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 168
North America Bahamas BHS native 168
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
Africa Benin BEN native 168
North America Bermuda BMU native 168
South America Brazil BRA native 168
Africa Cameroon CMR native 168
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 168
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 168
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 168
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 168
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 168
Africa Comoros COM native 168
Africa Congo COG native 168
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 168
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 168
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 168
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 168
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 27620
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 168
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 168
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 168
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 168
South America French Guiana GUF native 168
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 168
Africa Gabon GAB native 168
Africa Gambia GMB native 168
Africa Ghana GHA native 168
Europe Greece GRC native 168
Oceania Guam GUM native 168
Africa Guinea GIN native 168
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 168
South America Guyana GUY native 168
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 168
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 168
Europe Ireland IRL native 168
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 168
Europe Italy ITA native 168
North America Jamaica JAM native 168
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 168
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 168
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 168
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 168
Africa Liberia LBR native 168
Africa Libya LBY native 168
Africa Madagascar MDG native 168
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 168
Asia Malaysia MYS native 168
Asia Maldives MDV native 168
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 168
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 168
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 168
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 168
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 168
Europe Monaco MCO native 168
Africa Morocco MAR native 168
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 168
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania Nauru NRU native 168
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 168
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Africa Nigeria NGA native 168
Oceania Niue NIU native 168
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 168
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 168
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 168
Oceania Palau PLW native 168
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 41469
Europe Portugal PRT native 168
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 168
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 168
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 168
Africa Senegal SEN native 168
Africa Seychelles SYC native 168
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 168
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 168
Africa Somalia SOM native 168
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Europe Spain ESP native 168
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 168
Africa St Helena SHN native 168
South America Suriname SUR native 168
Asia Syria SYR native 168
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 168
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
Africa Tanzania TZA native 168
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 168
Africa Togo TGO native 168
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 168
Oceania Tonga TON native 168
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 168
Africa Tunisia TUN native 168
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 168
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 168
Europe UK GBR native 168
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 168
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 168
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 168
South America Uruguay URY native 168
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 168
North America USA USA native 168
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 168
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 168
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 168
Africa West Sahara ESH native 168
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