Taxon profile


American Mackerel
Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

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

Scientific synonyms

Scomber japonicus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
Scomber scombrus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Pneumatophorus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Scomber capensis Cuvier, 1832
Scomber japonicus colias (non Gmelin, 1789)
Scomber diego Ayres, 1856
Pneumatophorus diego (Ayres, 1856)
Scomber gigas Fowler, 1935
Pneumatophorus grex (non Mitchill, 1814)

Other names

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

Least Concern LC

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [117]

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

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