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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae Mackerels, tunas, bonitos
Subfamily: Scombrinae
Genus: Scomber

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm FL
Scomber australasicus Cuvier, 1832

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Scomber australasicus
[Blue mackerel]



Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat
Max. Length 35.1 cm TL
Scomber colias Gmelin, 1789

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scomber colias
[Atlantic chub mackerel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Scomber japonicus
[Chub mackerel]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm FL
Scomber scombrus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Scomber scombrus
[Atlantic mackerel]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scomber australasicus Blue mackerel Indo-West Pacific 44 FL 1832
Scomber colias Atlantic chub mackerel Atlantic Ocean. Warm wat 35.1 TL 1789
Scomber japonicus Chub mackerel Indo-Pacific 64 TL 1782
Scomber scombrus Atlantic mackerel North Atlantic 60 FL 1758



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