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Trachurus japonicus (Japanese scad; Japanese jack mackerel; Japanese horse mackerel; Jack mackerel)

Synonyms: Caranx trachurus japonicus; Trachurops japonicus; Trachurus argenteus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Japanese horse mackerel (Trachurus japonicus) is a species named after mackerel in the family Carangidae. Their maximum reported length is 50 cm (20 in) with a common length of 35 cm (14 in). They have a maximum reported weight of 0.66 kg (1.5 lb) and a maximum reported age of 12 years. They are found around the coast of Japan, apart from Okinawa Island, usually on sandy bottoms of 50–275 m (164–902 ft) deep. They feed mainly on small crustaceans such as copepods, and shrimps and small fish. They are similar to the yellowtail horse mackerel around New Zealand and Australia, apart from having more gill rakers and larger eyes.
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Adult Weight [1]  363 grams
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Calanus pacificus[3]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[3]
Sergia lucens (sakura shrimp)[3]




Chang-hwa; China; East China Sea; Hong Kong; Hsin-chu; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Northwest Pacific: southern Japan, Korean Peninsula to the East China Sea. Pacific Ocean off the coast of southeast Asia.; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Peng-hu Island; Ryukyu Islands; Sea of Japan; Shiliao River; South China Sea; Tai-chung; Taiwan; Tung-hsiao; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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2Riede, 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
3Jorrit 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.
4Neophocaena phocaenoides, Thomas A. Jefferson and Samuel K. Hung, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 746, pp. 1–12 (2004)
5"Food habits of the longtail tuna, Thunnus tonggol from the south western region of the Sea of Japan", Kobayashi, T., Bulletin of Yamaguchi Prefectural Fisheries Research Center, March 2005, p. 41-43
6Feeding ecology of hairtail Trichiurus margarites and largehead hairtail Trichiurus lepturus in the Beibu Gulf, the South China Sea, YAN Yunrong (颜云榕), HOU Gang (侯刚), CHEN Junlan (陈骏岚), LU Huosheng (卢伙胜), JIN Xianshi (金显仕), Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, Vol. 29 No. 1, P. 174-183, 2011
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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