Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus)


Maximum: 40 inches
Common: 25 inches
Current IGFA all tackle record 35 pounds 2 ounces

Distribution and Behavior

Little tunny are common in the tropical and warm temperate waters of the Atlantic from New England to Brazil in the west, and from Great Britain to South Africa in the east. They are not as migratory as other tuna species, and can be found regularly in inshore waters, as well as offshore. Usually found in large schools.

Little tunny reach sexual maturity at approximately 15 inches in length. Spawning occurs from about April to November in both the western and eastern Atlantic.