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Spanish mackerel

Scomberomorus commerson

(Image credit: DOFWA)

Body colour greenish blue on the upper surface of the body becoming silvery towards the belly. The body is narrow long and elongated and contains a series of narrow dark blue or black bars which run vertically along the body.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Near threatened

Length: Up to 2.4 m


Pelagic, coastal waters near islands and rocky headlands and oceanic waters; 11-200 m depth

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In Western Australia, log this species south of Cape Naturaliste

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Find further information and images at:

Australian Museum website http://australianmuesum.net.au

FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 2

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