genus Thunnus


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Related to genus Thunnus: tuna salad, Bigeye tuna, bluefin tuna, Oily fish
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Noun1.genus Thunnus - tunas: warm-blooded fishesgenus Thunnus - tunas: warm-blooded fishes    
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Scombridae, Scombridae - marine food fishes: mackerels; chub mackerels; tuna
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
horse mackerel, Thunnus thynnus, bluefin, bluefin tuna - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
Thunnus albacares, yellowfin, yellowfin tuna - may reach 400 pounds; worldwide in tropics
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2 mm SL) of the genus Thunnus could not be identified to species, and are referred to as Thunnus spp.
Larvae of the genus Thunnus were sorted from other scombrid larvae by the morphological features and meristics described in Nishikawa and Rimmer (1987) and Ambrose (1996).
Because all tuna species of the genus Thunnus are thought to be phylogenetically new (Chow and Kishino, 1995), use of highly variable genetic markers may be necessary to investigate genetic differentiation between stocks.