Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque 1810)

Bariche, Michel & Fricke, Ronald, 2020, The marine ichthyofauna of Lebanon: an annotated checklist, history, biogeography, and conservation status, Zootaxa 4775 (1), pp. 1-157: 82

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Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque 1810)


Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque 1810)   —Little tunny

Taxonomy. First record from Lebanon as Euthynnus alletteratus (Rafinesque 1810)   by George et al. (1964: 21); subsequently recorded as Euthynnus quadripunctatus (Geoffroy St Hil.)   by Mouneimné (1977: 64); as Euthynnus quadripunctatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1817)   by Mouneimné (2002: 224–225). Recent unpublished records from Tyre, Sarafand, Saida, Beirut, Batroun, Tripoli (1998–2019). Material in collection: AUBM and USNM.

Distribution. Western Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, tropical and subtropical Atlantic.

Conservation. IUCN: Global ( LC: 17 September 2010); Med. ( LC: 15 November 2007). Capture and threats: FIT, FIB, Unknown. Occurrence: Very common. Low priority for conservation action   .