2 photos - 1 species


There are eight species in two subgenera.

Some of the eight species are now highly endangered due to overfishing.

Tuna are found in all tropical, subtropical and temperate seas. 

They reach body lengths of around 1 metre to 4.5 metres

and can weigh between 20 and 700 kg.

Gymnosarda unicolor

Dogtooth tuna or White tuna

Maximum length: 2.20 m

Individually or in small groups along outer reef drop-offs.

Greedy fish predator with large conical teeth.

Not shy towards divers.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: Embudu Maldives