Genus and Species:

Thunnus alalunga



Other Common Names:

Longfin Tuna, Longfins

Albacore Description:

The albacore is a species of tuna that is found in temperate and tropical waters across the globe in the epipelagic and mesopelagic zones. The albacore tuna has exceptionally long pectoral fins compared to other tuna species. This tuna has a dark blue and shades of silvery white throughout. This particular species can weigh up to 80-pounds. Albacore are pelagic predators that eat a variety of fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods. These tuna have an amazing quality of meat, making them one of the more sought-after tuna species.