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Atlantic horse mackerel


The Atlantic horse mackerel is a species of jack mackerel in the family Carangidae. It gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on its back over great distances. Other common names include European horse mackerel, common scad, scad, and saurel.

  • also known as شاخورة

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Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2009)

by David A. Bender

Atlantic horse mackerel is T. trachurus, Pacific horse mackerel is T. japonicus and D. macarellus, yellowtail or amberjack is Seriola lalandi. macon Mutton, salted and smoked to resemble *bacon. maconochie A canned meat stew used in the ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Rifleman - sea slug (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

SCAD class Osteichthyes order Perciformes family Carangidae genus and species Atlantic horse mackerel, rachurus trachurus WEIGHT Up to 43 lb. (2 kg) LENGTH Up to 28 in. (70 cm) DISTINCTIVE FEATURES Slender, elongated body ; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

Trachurus trachurus (Atlantic horse mackerel): Pear-shaped (b) Trigla lucerna (tub gurnard): Cylindrical and elongated. (C.) Sparus pagrus (Seabream): short and thick. V = ventricle, A= atrium, B = bulbus arteriosus. The arrows mark the ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Important species include Trachurus trachurus (Atlantic horse mackerel), T. japonicus (Pacific horse mackerel) and Decapterus macarellus. Marketed fresh and frozen, dried-salted, smoked and canned. Also known as jack mackerel and scad.

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