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Longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) is one of the most important and commercial species in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. In order to come up with the responsible fishing pattern, there was a need to identify some of the biological characteristics and population dynamic parameters. Data were collected randomly from six major artisanal fish-landing sites Hassineh, Kong, Bandar Abbas, Salakh, Sirik and Jask in Hormuzgan Province, from April 2010 to March 2011. The mean of fork length was estimated?? 63cm. The growth parameters, L?, K and t0 were calculated as 112.23(cm), 0.3 (1/ year) and -0.38 year, respectively and our result showed that T. tonggol grows fast during first two years. These parameters indicated that T. tonggol is found to attain a fork length of 38 cm at the end of first year. The fork length attained at the end of two, three and four year to be 57, 72 and 82cm, respectively. Growth performance index (?) was calculated as 3.6 which was according to other findings in the Indian Ocean.