Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Also known as Boston Mackerel, Common Mackerel, Joey, Mackerel, Norwegian Mackerel, Pinner, Scottish Mackerel, Shiner, Split

Description

Also known as Boston Mackerel, Common Mackerel, Joey, Mackerel, Norwegian Mackerel, Pinner, Scottish Mackerel, Shiner, Split.

Found in large schools near the surface of continental shelf areas in cold to temperate waters.
They feed on small fish and zooplankton.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-1000m
Widespread North Atlantic, Mediterranean

Scombridae are some of the fastest swimmers in the ocean with their streamlined bodies and retractable fins cruising the open seas of the world for their food.
Tunas and Mackerels form the basis of the worlds largest fishing industry.

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