Jack Mackerel

Trachurus Declivis
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Trachurus Declivis
Other names Chows, Cowan Young, Greenback Horse Mackerel, Greenback Scad, Horse Mackerel, Common Jack Mackerel, Scad, Scaly Mackerel
Size Up to 64 cm (25 in)
Weight Up to 1.6 kg (3.5 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal & oceanic waters, schooling fish near the bottom and midwater columns
Depth Range
Common Jack Mackerel Distribution