Longtail tuna

Longtail tuna 

Scientific name

Thunnus tonggol.

Where they live

Longtail tuna are a predominantly neritic species found to inhabit relatively shallow parts of the ocean above the drop-off of the continental shelf to approximately 200m in depth. 

They avoid turbid waters and areas with reduced salinity such as estuaries. 

Longtail tuna may form schools of varying size offshore.

Size and age

Have been known to grow to 145cm and weigh in at 36kg.

Fishing tips

Surface lures and jigheads.

Last updated: 14 November 2017