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macropterus, Thynnus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844:98, Pl. 51 [Fauna Japonica Parts 5-6; ref. 4372] Southwestern Japan. No types known. Boeseman 1947:93 and 1964:465 considered RMNH 2252 as holotype, but Gibbs & Collette 1967:104 [ref. 13640] point out that it does not match the specimen in the original description. •Synonym of Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Gibbs & Collette 1967:102 [ref. 13640], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:273 [ref. 7348], Collette & Nauen 1983:83 [ref. 5375], Dor 1984:264 [ref. 29757], Collette 1990:992 [ref. 19476], Gomon et al. 1994:827 [ref. 22532], Collette 2001:3753 [ref. 26305], Collette 2003:1854 [ref. 27087], Collette 2003:14 [ref. 27312], Mundy 2005:507 [ref. 28379], Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2912 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Synonym of Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre 1788). Scombridae: Scombrinae. Habitat: marine.