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Tuna are several species of fish in the family Scombridae , mostly in the genus Thunnus. Tuna are fast swimmers (they have been clocked at 77 kmh (48 mph)) and include several species that are warm-blooded. Unlike most fish species, which have white flesh, the flesh of tuna is pink to dark red. This is because tuna muscle tissue contains greater quantities of myoglobin, an oxygen-binding molecule, than the muscle tissue of most other fish species. Some of the larger tuna species such as the bluefin tuna can raise their blood temperature above the water temperature with muscular activity. This enables them to live in cooler waters. Tuna is an important commercial fish. Some varieties of tuna, such as the bluefin and bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus are threatened by overfishing. Anaphylaxis reactions after ingestion of tuna have been reported. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Thunnus albacares (Wikipedia)

Anaphylaxis after ingestion of tuna has been reported. It has been suggested that canned tuna is not as allergenic as cooked and raw tuna. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Tuna (Thunnus albacares)
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 黄鳍金枪鱼
fr-CA French (Canada) Thunnus albacares
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Tuunikala
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Atún (Thunnus albacares)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Thunnus albacares
Synonyms: Tonno pinna gialla (Thunnus albacares)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Sarı yüzgeçli orkinos
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Thunnus albacares
Synonyms: Тунец желтоперый (Thunnus albacares)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Thunnus albacares
Synonyms: geelvintonijn
fr-BE French (Belgium) Thon jaune Thunnus albacares
Synonyms: Thon, f40