atlantic mackerel

Scientific name Scomber scombrus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Scombridae
Genus Scomber
Scomber scombrus Scomber scombrus

Introduction

Scomber scombrus, commonly known as atlantic mackerel, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the atlantic mackerel ?

The atlantic mackerel measures between 30 and 60 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and vert body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The atlantic mackerel is a fish living in shoals. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare
  • Migratory species
    Yes

The atlantic mackerel is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 1000 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic

Biotope presentation

The atlantic mackerel is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1000m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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