Males grow larger and to a later age in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Maximum lifespan of albacore in the Atlantic is 13 years, while it is only 9 years in the Mediterranean. Before sexual maturity, the population sex ratio is 1:1. After maturity, males predominate due to differences in mortality and growth rate.
Status: wild: 13 (high) years.
- Megalofonou, P. 2000. Age and growth of Mediterranean albacore. Journal of Fish Biology, 57: 700-715.
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