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Spotted chub mackerel

Order Perciformes
Family Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated, rounded body; fatty eyelid covering nearly all of eye; teeth at front and sides of roof of mouth; 2 well separated dorsal fins; 5 finlets after second dorsal and anal fins; pectoral fins high; tail deeply forked; two small keels on each side of the slender tail base; lateral line simple; entire body covered with small scales. Blue-grey upper body; zigzag lines along all of back and upper tail base; belly pearly white with thin undulating, discontinuous spotted lines. Up to 44 cm in length.

FAO code
Scomber australasicus
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Indopazifische Makrele
France Maquereau tacheté
Italy Sgombro maculato
Portugal Cavala pintada
United Kingdom Spotted chub mackerel
Japan Gomasaba
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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