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Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
CHUB MACKEREL
Pacific Chub Mackerel

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Scomber japonicus
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Scomber japonicus

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Overview
Main identification features
  • 1st dorsal fin : x: distance between 1st dorsal fin and 2nd dorsal fin ~ 1st dorsal fin base
  • back - oblique wiggly lines
  • belly: without marks
Body elongate and rounded; dorsal fins well-separated (distance between them Generally silver, back with blackish, oblique wavy lines; no lines on belly.

Size: attains 64 cm.

Habitat: epipelagic, coastal; occurs in schools and undergoes extensive summer migrations into temperate regions.

Depth: 0- 300 m.

Indo-Pacific; mainly in subtropical and temperate seas; in the eastern Pacific it ranges from Alaska to the Gulf of California to central Mexico, and the Revillagigedos; from Costa Rica to Chile, and Cocos, Malpelo and the Galapagos Archipielago.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap); Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 300 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: Pelagic crustacea; octopus/squid/cuttlefish; zooplankton; bony fishes; pelagic fish larvae; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=60; Southern limit=-30; Western limit=-135; Eastern limit=-71; Latitudinal range=90; Longitudinal range=64.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore; Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Pelagic.
Global Endemism: Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans); TEP non-endemic; West + East Pacific (but not Central); "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific); All species.
Habitat: Water column.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Offshore; In & Offshore.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 64 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; Eastern Pacific non-endemic; California + Peruvian provinces, primarily; Temperate Eastern Pacific, primarily; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Mid Water; Near Surface; Surface; Water column only;


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References
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Scomber  
  Scomber japonicus    Houttuyn, 1782 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Pneumatophorus colias Pneumatophorus diego Pneumatophorus grex Pneumatophorus japonicus Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus Pneumatophorus japonicus marplatensis Pneumatophorus peruanus Scomber capensis Scomber colias Scomber dekayi Scomber diego details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate and rounded. Snout pointed; front and hind margins of eye covered by an adipose eyelid; teeth in upper and lower jaws small and conical; palatine narrow, with teeth in single or double rows; when double, rows close and running into each other. First dorsal fin with XI to XII spines; the second with 11 to 12 rays followed by 5 finlets; anal fin with 11 to 13 rays followed by 5 finlets; pectoral fins with 20 to 21 rays. Swimbladder present. No well developed corselet but body covered with rather small scales. Back with oblique lines which zigzag and undulate; belly unmarked (Pacific populations) or marked by spotting or wavy broken lines (Atlantic populations). 
Habitat: A coastal pelagic species, to a lesser extent epipelagic to mesopelagic over the continental slope.. Stays near the bottom during the day; goes up to the open water at night, where it feeds on copepods and other crustaceans, fishes and squids. 
Distribution: Cosmopolitan, inhabiting the warm and temperate transition waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans and adjacent seas. It is very common in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, frozen, smoked, salted and occasionally canned. Eaten fried, broiled and baked. Used in Chinese medicine. 
Name Code: 382494
  
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