Tonna canaliculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
channeled tun
Tonna canaliculata
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Tonnidae (tun shells)
Max. size:  14.5 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to southern Queensland.
Biology:  No precise data on fisheries, but the species is currently sold in markets in East Africa (Ref. 349). Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 07.04.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.02.15

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