WoRMS taxon details

Decapterus macarellus (Cuvier, 1833)

126807  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126807)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Forms schools in mid-waters of deep lagoons, coastal bays, or offshore waters and generally stays away from coral reefs....  
Description Forms schools in mid-waters of deep lagoons, coastal bays, or offshore waters and generally stays away from coral reefs. Sometimes encountered near the surface. Feeds on zooplankton. Marketed fresh and salted/dried (Ref. 9283). [details]

Distribution Nova Scotia and Bermuda to Brazil  
Distribution Nova Scotia and Bermuda to Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Decapterus macarellus (Cuvier, 1833). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126807 on 2018-10-16
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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context source (Deepsea)  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS)  City University of Hong Kong. (2010). Provision of Services for Species Identification and Data Analysis of Epibenthic Organisms from Hong Kong Water. Final report. Environmental Protection Department. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University  [details]   

basis of record  van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source  McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source  Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Forms schools in mid-waters of deep lagoons, coastal bays, or offshore waters and generally stays away from coral reefs. Sometimes encountered near the surface. Feeds on zooplankton. Marketed fresh and salted/dried (Ref. 9283). [details]

Diet Feeds mainly on zooplankton [details]

Distribution Nova Scotia and Bermuda to Brazil [details]

Habitat Found in clear oceanic waters, sometimes near surface, but more often between depths of 40 and 200 m. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, gamefish, bait [details]

Predators Peacock hind, giant trevally, onespot snapper [details]

Remark In Cuvier & Valenciennes. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English mackerel scad  [details]
Japanese クサヤモロ  [details]
Spanish macarela caballa  [details]