Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus)

Also known as Cigarfish, Indian Scad, Kingston, Mackerel, Mackerel Roundscad, Robin, Round Scad, Round Robin, Round Scad, Shortfin Scad, Trevally

Description

Also known as Cigarfish, Indian Scad, Kingston, Mackerel, Mackerel Roundscad, Robin, Round Scad, Round Robin, Round Scad, Shortfin Scad, Trevally.

Found in fast moving schools along shallow reef edges over deep clear oceanic waters often close to islands.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 0-400m
Widespread Circumtropical

Jacks are fast swimming fish that can roam over great distances. The larger fish hunt other fish and the smaller fish eat zooplankton. In turn they are hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/993

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