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Scomber scombrus (Split; Mackerel; Joey; Atlantic mackerel)

Synonyms: Scomber glauciscus; Scomber scomber; Scomber scriptus; Scomber vernalis; Scomber vulgaris
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) is a pelagic schooling species of mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. The species is also called Boston mackerel, or just mackerel. The Atlantic mackerel is by far the most common of the 10 species of the family caught in British waters. It is extremely common in huge shoals migrating towards the coast to feed on small fish and prawns during the summer. It is found in the north-east Atlantic: North Sea (east) and British Isles (west). The North Sea stock decreased dramatically in the 1960s because of direct overfishing.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4.123 lbs (1.87 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  2 years 1 month
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 1 month
Maximum Longevity [2]  17 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Biodome de Montreal
London Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Universeum Science Center

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Channel Islands; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Egypt; England and Wales (UK); Estonia; Faroe Plateau; Finland; France; Galician Shelf; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Latvia; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Lithuania; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; North Atlantic.; North Sea; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Penobscot Bay; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Scotian Shelf; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Kingdom;

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14Diet of the blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, off the south coast of Portugal, Pedro Veiga, José Xavier, Carlos Assis and Karim Erzini
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17Diet 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)
18Differences in diet of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) at five seasonal feeding grounds on the New England continental shelf, Bradford C. Chase, Fishery Bulletin 100 no2 168-80 Ap 2002
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