Kawakawa tuna (Euthynnus affinis)
Warm-water species of the Indo-West Pacific that lives in open waters ranging from 18° to 29°C but remains close to the shore in depths up to 200 m, including around oceanic islands and archipelagos (Kumar, 2019). A few stray specimens have been collected in the eastern tropical Pacific. Spawning mainly occurs in peripheral areas and around islands, and the spawning season is extensive, both geographically and temporally. There are seasonal spawning peaks that vary greatly by region (Ahmed et al., 2015; Collette and Graves, 2019).
See also Minor tuna species