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Scientific name



Higher classification
Trachurus GBEA EXPORT FISH Sale of pelagic species HORSE MACKEREL

Lower classifications
Atlantic horse mackerel, Japanese horse mackerel, Chilean jack mackerel, Pacific jack mackerel, Greenback horse mackerel

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Jack mackerels or saurels are marine fish in the Trachurus genus of the Carangidae family. The name of the genus derives from the Greek words trachys ("rough") and oura ("tail"). Some species, such as T. murphyi, are harvested in purse seine nets, and overfishing (harvesting beyond sustainable levels) has sometimes occurred.


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It is often used in Japanese cuisine, where it is called aji, and in Turkish cuisine, where it is called istavrit.

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Trachurus FAO Fisheries Aquaculture Species Fact Sheets Trachurus

The genus Trachurus was defined in 1810 by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, who called the type species Trachurus saurus. Taxonomists later determined that T. saurus was in fact the same species as one described earlier as Scomber trachurus, defined in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus. Under the rules of binomial nomenclature, that species is now known as Trachurus trachurus, commonly known as the Atlantic horse mackerel.

The currently recognized species in this genus are:

Trachurus FAO Fisheries Aquaculture Species Fact Sheets Trachurus

  • Trachurus capensis Castelnau, 1861 (Cape horse mackerel)
  • Trachurus declivis (Jenyns, 1841) (greenback horse mackerel)
  • Trachurus delagoa Nekrasov, 1970 (African scad)
  • Trachurus indicus Nekrasov, 1966 (Arabian scad)
  • Trachurus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) (Japanese jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus lathami Nichols, 1920 (rough scad)
  • Trachurus longimanus (Norman, 1935) (Crozet scad)
  • Trachurus mediterraneus (Steindachner, 1868) (Mediterranean horse mackerel)
  • Trachurus murphyi Nichols, 1920 (Chilean jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus novaezelandiae J. Richardson, 1843 (yellowtail horse mackerel)
  • Trachurus picturatus (S. Bowdich, 1825) (blue jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus symmetricus (Ayres, 1855) (Pacific jack mackerel)
  • Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Atlantic horse mackerel)
  • Trachurus trecae Cadenat, 1950 (Cunene horse mackerel)

  • Trachurus FAO Fisheries Aquaculture Species Fact Sheets Trachurus trecae


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