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West African Spanish mackerel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Genus  Scomberomorus
Higher classification  Wahoos
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Scombridae
Scientific name  Scomberomorus tritor
Rank  Species
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Similar  Wahoos, Monterrey Spanish mackerel, Streaked Spanish mackerel, Serra Spanish mackerel, Scombridae

The West African Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus tritor) is a species of fish in the family Scombridae.

Specimens have been recorded at up to 100 cm in length, and weighing up to 6 kg. Coloration is bluish-green on the back fading to silvery on the sides marked with about 3 rows of vertically elongate orange spots.

It is found in the eastern Atlantic, along the Atlantic coasts of Africa from Canary Islands and Senegal to the Gulf of Guinea and BaĆ­a dos Tigres, Angola. It is rarely found in the northern Mediterranean Sea, along the coasts of France and Italy.

It forms school close to the shore. It feeds on small fishes, especially clupeoides like sardines and anchovies. S. tritor has been erroneously been considered as a synonym of S. maculatus by many authors.

References

West African Spanish mackerel Wikipedia


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