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Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel; Atlantic spanish mackerel)

Synonyms: Cybium maculatum; Scomber maculatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) is a migratory species of mackerel that swims to the Northern Gulf of Mexico in spring, returns to south Florida in the Eastern Gulf, and to Mexico in the Western Gulf in the fall.
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Adult Weight [1]  7.143 lbs (3.24 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  5 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

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Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus brevipinna (Spinner shark)[6]
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)[4]
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)[6]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[4]



Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Cape Cod to Miami (USA) and Gulf of Mexico coasts from Florida, USA to Yucatan, Mexico. Three species namely: <i>Scomberomorus tritor</i> in eastern Atlantic, <i>Scomberomorus sierra</i> in eastern Pacific, and <i>Scomberomorus brasiliensis</i> in the Caribbean and Atlantic coast of South America have often been confused with this species. Absent in the Bahamas (Ref. 26938).;

External References



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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
6Captures and Diet of Three Sharks Species in the Veracruz Reef System, José Otilio Avendaño-Alvarez, Horacio Pérez-España, David Salas-Monreal, Emiliano García-Rodríguez, Open Journal of Marine Science, 2013, 3, 66-73
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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