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Northern bluefin tuna
Northern bluefin tuna are the largest kind of tuna fish. They live for 10 to 25 years.
Their name comes from the Latin: Thunnus Thynnus
File:Spawning-Behaviour-and-Post-Spawning-Migration-Patterns-of-Atlantic-Bluefin-Tuna-(Thunnus-thynnus)-pone.0076445.s001.ogv The normal size is 6.6 ft (2 m) at about 1,100 lb (500 kg). The I.G.F.A. record for a bluefin caught on rod and reel is 1,496 lb.
The following are percentages of Tuna caught in different regions in the world.
- 40% North-West Pacific
- 19% North-East Atlantic
- 6% North-West Atlantic
- 35% Mediterranean