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MACKEREL
Name: MACKEREL
Product Type: Fresh Products
Latin: SCOMBER SCOMBRUS
Turkish: USKUMRU
Local Name: ATLANTIC MACKEREL / BOSTON MACKEREL

 

The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) is a beautifully streamlined, fast-swimming fish. It has silver underparts and metallic green and blue upperparts with irregular bands along the back. It belongs to the same family as tuna and is a highly commercial species.

Male and female Atlantic mackerel grow at about the same rate, reaching a maximum age of about 20 years and a maximum fork length of about 47 centimetres (19 inch).



 
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