Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
Artist Creator:Joris Joostensz Laerle
English: =Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and Swordfish (Xiphias gladius).
Nederlands: Blauwvintonijn (Thunnus thynnus) en zwaardvis (Xiphias gladius).
Place of creation Mauritius
Source/Photographer Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Archieven van de Compagnieën op Oost-Indië 1.04.01 inventorynumber 135
The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna in the family Scombridae. It is variously known as the northern bluefin tuna (mainly when including Pacific bluefin as a subspecies), giant bluefin tuna (for individuals exceeding 150 kilograms and formerly as the tunny.
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills or broadbill swordfish in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.