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Albacore Tuna Weight Chart

  • Information & Facts Courtesy of WDFW.WA.GOV

    Albacore tunaSpecies Name
    Albacore tuna
    (Thunnas alalunga)

    Common Names
    Pacific albacore, German bonito, longfin, longfin tuna, longfin tunny

    Size Range
    Lengths up to 4.6 ft and weights up to 133 lb.

    State Record
    52.00 lbs; Kurt Strickland; Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County; October 1, 1997

    Description
    Pectoral fin extremely long – extends well beyond front of anal fin except in specimens under about 1 ft. (30 cm). Usually 7-9 dorsal finlets, 7-8 anal finlets. Liver striated on ventral surface. 25-31 gill rakers on 1st arch. Dark blue above; shading to silvery white below. 1st dorsal fin deep yellow, 2nd dorsal and anal fins light yellow. Anal finlets dark. Caudal fin white-edged.

    For more information on Albacore tuna see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tuna/

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