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Orcynus or Albacora thynnus
Tunny Tun"ny (t[u^]n"n[y^]), n.; pl. Tunnies. [L. thunnus, thynnus, Gr. qy`nnos, qy^nos: cf. It. tonno, F. & Pr. thon.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny (Orcynus or Albacora thynnus) native of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the Mediterranean. On the American coast it is called horse mackerel. See Illust. of Horse mackerel, under Horse. [Written also thynny.] Note: The little tunny (Gymnosarda alletterata) of the Mediterranean and North Atlantic, and the long-finned tunny, or albicore (see Albicore), are related species of smaller size.

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- yellowfin is officially designated albacore in French and referred to as albacora by Portuguese fishermen. The yellowfin tuna is among the larger tuna species...
- Daniel (eds.) (2012). "Thunnus thynnus" in FishBase. January 2012 version. Collette, B.; et al. (2021). "Thunnus thynnus". IUCN Red List of Threatened...