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Pacific Mackeral
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Scientific Name Scomber australasicus
Conservation Status Data Defficient
Family Chordata
Habitat Pacific Rim
Food Small Fish


The blue mackerel, Japanese mackerel, Pacific mackerel, slimy mackerel, or spotted chub mackerel, Scomber australasicus, a fish of the family Scombridae, is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden, in surface waters down to 200 m (660 ft). In Japanese, it is known as goma saba (胡麻鯖 sesame mackerel). Its length is between 30 and 55 cm (12 and 20 in), and weight over a kilogram (2 lbs).


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