Taxon profile


American Mackerel
Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Scombridae - mackerels, tunas and bonitos »  genus Scomber

Scientific synonyms

Pneumatophorus diego (Ayres, 1856)
Pneumatophorus grex (non Mitchill, 1814)
Pneumatophorus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Pneumatophorus japonicus marplatensis López, 1955
Pneumatophorus peruanus Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
Scomber capensis Cuvier, 1832
Scomber diego Ayres, 1856
Scomber gigas Fowler, 1935
Scomber janesaba Bleeker, 1854

Other names

= Big-eyed Mackerel
= Blue Mackerel
= Common Mackerel
= Greenback Mackerel
= Chub Mackerel
= Japan Mackerel
= Pacific Mackerel

Least Concern
[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/24237]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [117]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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