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Grey mackerel

Scomberomorus semifasciatus

(Image credit: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO)

Streamlined silver body with small scales. The upper surface is generally darker and can be a shade of green and yellow. The lateral line is wavy from the end of the first dorsal fin towards the tail. Fins are yellowish in colour with dark edges. A series of finlets are present on the tail section. Along the body there are a series of vertical disjointed bands. As the fish grows these bands gradually fade. The mouth is pointed with dozens of small pointed teeth.

Length: Up to 1.2 m


Rocky headlands, reefs and beaches. Also in deep open water; 3-100 m depth

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

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