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Trachurus trachurus (Scad; Pollock; Horse-mackerel; Horse mackerel; European horse mackerel; Common scad; Atlantic horse mackerel)

Synonyms: Caranx trachurus; Scomber trachurus; Trachurus europaeus; Trachurus vulgaris
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) is a species of jack mackerel in the family Carangidae. It gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on its back over great distances. Other common names include European horse mackerel (in the U.S.), common scad, scad, and saurel. The Atlantic horse mackerel can be found in the north-eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Senegal, including Canary Islands and the Cape Verde islands, and also in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1

Predators

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
London Aquarium
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)
Rotterdam Zoo
Universeum Science Center

Distribution

Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa, round the coast to Maputo.;

External References

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Citations

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1Riede, 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
2Jorrit 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.
3Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
5DIET AND FEEDING OF DOLPHIN (CORYPHAENA HIPPURUS) IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN WATERS, Enric Massutí, Salud Deudero, Pilar Sánchez and Beatriz Morales-Nin, BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 63(2): 329–341, 1998
6Seasonal distribution of white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) in UK waters with new information on diet and habitat use, Sarah J. Canning, M. Begoña Santos, Robert J. Reid, Peter G.H. Evans, Richard C. Sabin, Nick Bailey and Graham J. Pierce, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2008, 88(6), 1159–1166
7Diet of the blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, off the south coast of Portugal, Pedro Veiga, José Xavier, Carlos Assis and Karim Erzini
8Reproductive biology and diet of Mustelus punctulatus (Risso, 1826) (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae) from the Gulf of Gabès, central Mediterranean Sea, Bechir Saïdi, Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradaï and Abderrahman Bouaïn, Scientia Marina 73(2) June 2009, 249-258, Barcelona (Spain)
9SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF DIET IN THE CAPE CORMORANT OFF SOUTHERN AFRICA, DAVID CAMERON DUFFY, RORY PAUL WILSON, AND MARIE PIERRE WILSON, The Condor 89:830-834 (1987)
10Diet comparison of four ray species (Raja clavata, Raja brachyura, Raja montagui and Leucoraja naevus) caught along the Portuguese continental shelf, Inês Farias, Ivone Figueiredo, Teresa Moura, Leonel Serrano Gordo, Ana Neves and Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Aquat. Living Resour. 19, 105–114 (2006)
11Food composition and distribution of elasmobranches on the shelf and upper slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic., Patokina F.A., Litvinov F.F., ICES CM 2005/N:26
12Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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