Albacore is characterized by the exceptional length of its pectorals that reach beyond the end of the second dorsal.
Your swim bladder is well developed and, unlike the other tunas, its flesh is white and not red.
Dark blue back, silver belly, with both colors usually separated by a band of iridescent blue. No bands or clear spots on the flanks and belly of young people.
Grayish or yellowish fins fringed with white.
Greyish or yellowish pinnacles bordered with black.
Fusiform body that thins from behind more sharply than in bluefin tuna.
Young people have a pectoral of equal or shorter length than that of bigeye.
Size: 1200 cm.
Weight: 30 kg.
Compared with bluefin tuna, albacore tuna is a more thermophilic species, which is not usually found in waters whose temperature is below 15º C. In both hemispheres, the limit, which only rarely crosses, is situated at the height of parallel 40 .
It is rare to find it in European waters north of the Bay of Biscay.
Young people are mostly close to the surface. Adults at depths greater than 100 meters.
They undertake large migrations, reaching distances of up to 30 kilometers per day.
Distribution area: Tropical waters of all oceans.