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Scomber japonicus (Striped mackerel; Spanish mackerel; Pacific mackerel; Pacific chub mackerel; Mackerel; Japan mackerel; Greenback mackerel; Common mackerel; Chub mackerel; Blue mackerel; Big-eyed mackerel; American mackerel; Smaach; Slimy mackerel; Scomber)

Synonyms: Pneumatophorus diego; Pneumatophorus japonicus; Pneumatophorus japonicus diego; Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus; Pneumatophorus peruanus; Scomber diego; Scomber janesaba; Scomber japonicus japonicus; Scomber japonicus peruanus; Scomber joanesaba; Scomber peruanus; Scomber saba; Scomber scombrus japonicus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The chub mackerel, Pacific mackerel, or Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) is a mackerel which closely resembles the Atlantic chub mackerel.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.52 lbs (1.60 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  2 years 3 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 3 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  18 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Rio Colorado Biosphere Reserve VI 2320468 Sonora, Mexico  
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Channel Islands National Park II 139010 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[4]
Anchialina agilis[5]
Benthosema pterotum (Spinycheek lanternfish)[5]
Diaphus splendidus (Lanternfish)[5]
Engraulis anchoita (Anchoita)[5]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[5]
Euphausia brevis[5]
Euphausia krohni[5]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[4]
Glebocarcinus oregonensis (pygmy rock crab)[4]
Haplostylus normani[5]
Hemilepidotus spinosus (Brown Irish lord)[4]
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)[5]
Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)[4]
Microgadus proximus (Tommy cod)[4]
Nyctiphanes simplex[4]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[4]
Parathemisto japonica[5]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[5]
Sergia lucens (sakura shrimp)[5]
Siriella clausii[5]
Siriella norvegica[5]
Siriella thompsonii[5]
Thysanoessa spinifera[4]
Thysanopoda aequalis[5]

Predators

Alopias superciliosus (Whiptail)[6]
Alopias vulpinus (Zorro thresher shark)[7]
Arctocephalus pusillus (Brown Fur Seal)[5]
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Southern meagre)[5]
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[5]
Balaenoptera borealis (Sei Whale)[5]
Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde's whale)[5]
Cephaloscyllium umbratile (Swell shark)[8]
Conger conger (Conger)[9]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[5]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[5]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[10]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[4]
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)[5]
Homo sapiens (man)[5]
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)[11]
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)[4]
Kajikia albida (Marlin)[5]
Kajikia audax (Stripey)[12]
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)[13]
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)[14]
Lepidopus caudatus (Southern frostfish)[5]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[5]
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)[5]
Muraenesox cinereus (Dagger-tooth pike-conger)[15]
Neophocaena phocaenoides (Finless Porpoise)[16]
Paralichthys californicus (Halibut)[4]
Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelican)[4]
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)[5]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[5]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[4]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[5]
Puffinus opisthomelas (Black-vented Shearwater)[4]
Raja clavata (Roker)[5]
Rhizoprionodon longurio (Pacific sharp-nose shark)[17]
Sarda chiliensis (bonite du pacifique oriental)[5]
Sarda sarda (Stripe-backed pelamis)[5]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[5]
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)[18]
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)[19]
Sternula antillarum (Least Tern)[4]
Sula nebouxii (Blue-footed Booby)[20]
Thalasseus bergii (Swift Tern)[5]
Thalasseus elegans (Elegant Tern)[4]
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)[5]
Thunnus orientalis (Pacific bluefin tuna)[4]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[4]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[5]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[21]
Zalophus japonicus (Japanese Sealion)[5]
Zalophus wollebaeki (Galapagos Sea Lion)[22]
Zapteryx exasperata (Striped guitarfish)[23]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Adenocephalus pacificus[24]
Allometanematobothrioides lepidocybii[24]
Allonematobothrioides baueri[24]
Allonematobothrioides hirosaba[24]
Allonematobothrioides scombri[24]
Anisakis pegreffii <Unverified Name>[24]
Anisakis physeteris <Unverified Name>[24]
Anisakis simplex[24]
Anisakis typica[24]
Anisakis ziphidarum <Unverified Name>[24]
Aphallus tubarium[24]
Aponurus carangis[24]
Aponurus laguncula[24]
Ascaris scombrorum <Unverified Name>[24]
Bivesicula claviformis[24]
Bolbosoma nipponicum[24]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[24]
Camallanus carangis <Unverified Name>[24]
Cephalolepidapedon saba[24]
Coitocaecum extremum <Unverified Name>[24]
Copiatestes filiferus[24]
Dactylogyrus inversus[24]
Didymodiclinus faciale <Unverified Name>[24]
Didymodiclinus facialis[24]
Didymozoon longicolle[24]
Didymozoon pneumatophori[24]
Dinurus scombri[24]
Diphyllobothrium plerocercoid <Unverified Name>[24]
Echeneibothrium bifidum[24]
Echinorhynchus gadi[24]
Echinorhynchus truttae[24]
Ectenurus lepidus[24]
Eyelavera typica[24]
Gastrocotyle trachuri[24]
Gastrocotyloides dillonhargisi[24]
Golvanorhynchus golvani[24]
Gonocerca phycidis[24]
Grillotia erinaceus[24]
Grubea cochlear[24]
Grubea pneumatophori[24]
Hemiurus appendiculatus[24]
Hepatoxylon trichiuri[24]
Hirudinella ventricosa[24]
Hysterothylacium fabri <Unverified Name>[24]
Hysterothylacium saba <Unverified Name>[24]
Kuhnia scombercolias[24]
Kuhnia scombri[24]
Kuhnia sprostonae[24]
Lecithaster gibbosus[24]
Lecithochirium magnaporum[24]
Lecithochirium microstomum[24]
Lecithochirium paracanthi <Unverified Name>[24]
Lecithochirium priacanthi[24]
Lecithocladium excisum[24]
Lecithocladium gulosum[24]
Lecithocladium harpodontis[24]
Lecithocladium parviovum[24]
Lecithocladium unibulbolabrum[24]
Lepidapedon elongatum[24]
Lobatozoum macrobularis <Unverified Name>[24]
Lobatozoum yaito[24]
Monascus filiformis[24]
Nematobothrioides australiensis[24]
Nematobothrioides gomasabae[24]
Nematobothrioides pneumatophori[24]
Nematobothrium filiforme[24]
Nematobothrium robustum[24]
Nybelinia surmenicola[24]
Oncophora melanocephala[24]
Opechona acanthurus <Unverified Name>[24]
Opechona bacillaris[24]
Opechona olssoni[24]
Ovarionematobothrium saba[24]
Parahemiurus merus[24]
Paranematobothrium triplovitellatum[24]
Prodistomum orientale[24]
Pseudokuhnia minor[24]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[24]
Rhadinorhynchus cadenati[24]
Rhadinorhynchus japonicus[24]
Rhadinorhynchus lintoni[24]
Rhadinorhynchus pristis[24]
Rhadinorhynchus seriolae[24]
Rhadinorhynchus trachuri[24]
Rhadinorhynchus zhukovi[24]
Rhinebothrium flexile[24]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[24]
Synaptobothrium caudiporum[24]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[24]
Tergestia laticollis[24]
Terranova decipiens[24]
Theledera acanthocephala[24]

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Agulhas Current; Alaska (USA); Albania; Algeria; Angola; Arabian Sea; Argentina; Atlantic Ocean; Baltic Sea; Benguela Current; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Brooks Banks; Bulgaria; California Current; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cantabrian Sea; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cruiser Tablemount; Cuba; Cyprus; Côte d'Ivoire; Denmark; Djibouti; East Brazil Shelf; East China Sea; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; France; French Guiana; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Galician Shelf; Ghana; Great Meteor Tablemount; Greece; Grenada; Guinea; Guinea Current; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Oman; Hancock Northwest Seamount; Hancock Southeast Seamount; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical, absent from Indian Ocean except for South Africa, KZN to Western Cape (58304). Replaced by <i> Scomber colias</i> Gmelin 1789 in the Atlantic. <i>Scomber australasicus</i> found in the Red Sea and nothern Indian Ocean and d; Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical, absent from the Indian Ocean except for South Africa, KZN to Western Cape (58304). Replaced by <i>Scomber colias</i> Gmelin 1789 in the Atlantic. <i>Scomber australasicus</i> is found in the Red Sea and the nothern Indian Ocean, its distribution overlaps with that of <i>Scomber japonicus</i> (Ref. 9684).; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lebanon; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Malta; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Portugal; Qatar; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Romania; Russian Federation; Saint Helena; Saudi Arabia; Sea of Japan; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Shiliao River; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Spain; Sudan; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Uruguay; Venezuela; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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