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Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna

1st Edition

Edited by Takashi Kitagawa, Shingo Kimura

CRC Press

433 pages | 39 Color Illus. | 118 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on latest information on the biology and ecology of the three bluefin tuna species: the Pacific (Thunnus orientalis), Atlantic (T. thynnus), and southern bluefin tuna (T. maccoyii). In the book, the phylogeny and basic ecological information such as early life history, age and growth, and food habits are covered. Information related to migratory ecology, and important biological aspects such as metabolism and energetics, swimming performance, schooling, visual physiology, and reproductive physiology are also included.

Furthermore, new research insights about various kinds of mathematical models for bluefin tuna ecology are introduced. All the chapters are contributed by active scientists engaged in bluefin tuna research. The intent of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna, and encourage undergraduate and graduate students who read this book to become bluefin tuna scientists who can contribute to further understanding of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna.

Table of Contents

Phylogeny of Bluefin Tuna Species

N. Suzuki and Y. Tanaka

Early Life History

Y. Tanaka and N. Suzuki

Age, Growth and Reproductive Biology of Bluefin Tunas

T. Shimose and J. H. Farley

Feeding Ecology of Bluefin Tunas

T. Shimose and R. J. David Wells

Distribution and Horizontal Movements of Pacific Bluefin Tuna

K Fujioka, M. Masujima, A. M. Boustany, and T. Kitagawa

Formation of a Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing Ground on Their Spawning Grounds around the Ryukyu Islands: Implication of a Relationship with Mesoscale Eddies

I. Ohta and H. Yamda

Movements and Habitat Use of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

S. L. H. Teo and A. M. Boustany

Distribution and Migration - Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyyi)

A. J. Hobday, K. Evans, J. P. Eveson, J. H. Farley, J. R. Hartog, M. Basson, and T. A. Patterson

Understanding Bluefin Migration Using Intrinsic Tracers in Tissues

D. J. Madigan

Otolith Geochemical Analysis for Stock Discrimination and the Study of Migratory


Y. Amano, J. C. Shiao, T. Ishimura, K. Yokouchi, and K. Shirai

Metabolic Limits and Energetics

T. Clark

Swimming performance of Pacific Bluefin tuna

T. Takagi

Schooling Behavior of Pacific Bluefin Tuna

H. Fukuda, S. Torisawa and T. Takagi

Visual physiology

S. Torisawa, H. Fukuda, and Takagi

Physiology of Bluefin Tuna Reproduction: New Insights into Reproduction in Wild and Captive Bluefin Tuna Species

K. Gen

Introduction to modeling: Vertical Movement of Bluefin Tuna as a Stochastic Process

M. Kadota and E. White

Mathematical Growth Model

M. Jusup and H. Matsuda

A Method for Measuring Swimming Behavior of Pacific Bluefin Tuna

K. Komeyama, and T. Takagi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology