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Gymnosarda unicolor Dog-tooth Tuna, Peg-tooth Tuna, Scaleless Tuna, White Tuna, White-flesh Tuna


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lexID:
4114 
AphiaID:
219712 
Scientific:
Gymnosarda unicolor 
German:
Hundezahn-Thunfisch, Einfarben-Thunfisch 
English:
Dog-tooth Tuna, Peg-tooth Tuna, Scaleless Tuna, White Tuna, White-flesh Tuna 
Category:
Tunas 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scombridae (Family) > Gymnosarda (Genus) > unicolor (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rüppell, ), 1836 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Africa, Australia, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Corea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen 
Sea depth:
10 - 300 Meter 
Size:
74.8" - 98.43" (190cm - 250cm) 
Weight:
131 kg 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Sepia 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-30 13:31:11 

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from Fishbase:

"An offshore species found mainly around coral reefs. Generally solitary or occur in small schools of six or less. Preys on small schooling fishes such as Decapterus, Caesio, Nasio, Cirrhilabrus, Pterocaesio and squids"

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