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Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Maximum recorded size:
239.0 cm FL (male)

Dentary of Thunnus albacares

Coronoid process hemi-ellipsoidal or rounded and oriented anteroposteriorly. Ventral process bifid with two pointed tips or hemi-ellipsoidal, and oriented according to dorsal/ventral axis straight. Its relief is flat and at the tip, in posterior part, there is a pore. Meckelian fossa present. Internal notch large and external notch small. Chin apophysis short. Mandibular symphysis oriented backward or vertically, bilobed. Tooth type: conical or caniniform in one rows of teeth. No bigger tooth at the anterior part. Teeth curved towards internal part. One or several pore on external side. Pore can be present on internal side. No foramen.

Specimen n°MNHN-IC-ICOS-0491
National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France)

Determination Béarez, P.
Length 508.0 cm SL, 605.0 cm TL (Unknown sex)
Collection site  (Réunion)