Horse mackerel

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated body. End of upper jaw relatively broad. Soft anal fin base distinctly shorter than dorsal fin base; in adults, length of dorsal fin lobe about equal or slightly longer than pectoral fin and 15-18% fork length. Caudal peduncle grooves present. Lateral line without scutes. Colour: in adults, not well established, large fish reported to be 'old rose' coloured. Up to 72 cm in length.

International Designations

France: 
Sériole de Guinée
Portugal: 
Charuteiro
UK: 
Horse mackerel
China: 
几内亚鰤
Fishing gears: 
Purse seines
FAO code: 
RLR
Scientific name: 
Seriola carpenteri
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
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC