Albacore have been found inhabiting depths of 0 to 600 m. Large albacore (~21 kg) typically occupy depths from 0 to 450 m, with a maximum abundance between 250 and 300 m. This 250 to 300 m depth has a water temperature of 25 to 15 degrees Celsius. While larger-bodied albacore tend to be active around cooler areas (some venture into deeper water ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius), smaller-bodied albacore tend to occupy warmer layers. Being pelagic, they have no dependence on the sea floor.
Range depth: 0 to 600 m.
Habitat Regions: saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic
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