Horse mackerel

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body. Eyes with adipose membrane. Last soft radius of the second dorsal and anal fins separated from the rest, although united by a small membrane. Two small hard spokes in front of the anal fin, separated from her. Main lateral line and short accessory lateral line, up to the first 5 or 6 radii of the second dorsal fin. Bright dark greenish-gray in the upper half of the body. Silvery white by flanks and belly. A black spot in the upper corner of the operculum. Up to 60 cm in length.

International Designations

France: 
Chinchard du large
Italy: 
Suro o Sugarello
Portugal: 
Chicharro-do-alto
UK: 
Horse mackerel
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
JAA
Scientific name: 
Trachurus picturatus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
3297
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT