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What is a tuna?
Klawe, W.L. (1977). What is a tuna? Mar. Fish. Rev. 39(11): 1-5
In: Marine Fisheries Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Seattle, Wash.. ISSN 0090-1830, more
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Keywords
    Identification keys; Taxonomy; Scombridae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Klawe, W.L.

Abstract
    To ichthyologists tuna is any of 13 species of the tribe Thunnini within the family Scombridae. Species, genera, tribes, families, and all other taxonomic units used by scientists to classify all the animals and plants are in Latin, and this biological classification is organized so that it reflects the relationship of organisms, both extinct and present, to each other. In other words, this classification attempts to account for the evolutionary history of the organisms in question. The relationship among the present members of the family Scombridae is shown. The geographical distribution is also given for each of the species.

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