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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Synonyms:

Scomber alalunga Bonnaterre, 1788, Tabl. encycl. méth., Ichthyol.: 139 (the species is founded on the description of Cetti, 1777).
'Alalunga' Cetti, 1777, Storia Naturale di Sardegna, 3: 191 ('Mediterraneo').
Scomber alatunga: Gmelin, 1789, Pisces in Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, ed. XIII: 1330 ('Habitat periodice gregarius in mari Mediterraneo').
Scomber alalunga: Risso, 1810: 169.
Scomber germo Lacepède, 1801, Hist. nat. Poissons, 3: 1.
Orcynus alalunga Risso, 1826, Hist. nat. Eur. mérid.: 419.
Thynnus alalonga: Cuvier, 1832, in Cuv. Val., 8: 120, pl. 215 Lowe, 1839: 78 Moreau, 1881: 427.
Orcynus alatunga: Gill, 1863b: 125.
'Germon': Couch, 1867, 2: 100, pl. 84.
Orcynus germo: Lütken, 1880: 460 Day, 1881: 97, pl. 36.
Germo alalunga: Le Gall, 1934, in Joubin: fiche 282 Fowler, 1936: 621, fig. 280 Lozano Rey, 1952: 514, pl. 40 (fig. 2) Dollfus, 1955: 141 Zarov et al., 1961: 28, fig. 9 Postel, 1963b: 931-975, 15 fig. Bini, 1965: 193, fig. 193.
orcynus alalonga: Nobre, 1935: 251, pl. 35 (fig. 113) Soljan, 1948 (transl. 1963): 146, fig. p. 146.
Thunnus (Thunnus) alalunga: Fraser-Brunner, 1950: 143, fig. 5.
Thunnus alalunga: Collins, 1954: 27 Tortonese, 1958: 330 Le Danois E. & Y., 1963: 167 Bini, 1965: 193, fig. 193 Nakamura, 1965: 13 Gibbs & Collette, 1967: 66 Bini, 1968, 6: 49-50, col. fig. Wheeler, 1969: 401, fig. p. 401.

Common names:

alalonga [Mlt]
albacora [Es]
albacore [En]
ara-lunga [Fr]
Atun blanco [Es]
garmon [Iw]
germon [Fr]
germon [Fr]
ghzel [Ar]
silac [Hr]
thon blanc [Fr]
thone [Ar]
tonnos macropteros [He]
weisser Thun [De]

Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)