Mediterranean scad

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Carangidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated body, fairly compressed. Head large. Maxilla large, wide, not covered by lachrymal. Adipose eyelid well developed. Dorsal accessory lateral line terminating below eighth spine to soft dorsal ray . Colour no distinctive markings except for a small, black opercular spot on edge near upper angle. Upper part of body and top of head dusky to nearly black or grey to bluish green; lower two thirds of body and head usually paler, whitish to silvery; caudal fin yellowish. Size: reaches 60 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Mittelmeerstöcker
France: 
Severau
Italy: 
Suro o Sugarello
Portugal: 
Carapau-do-Mediterrâneo
UK: 
Mediterranean scad
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
FAO code: 
HMM
Scientific name: 
Trachurus mediterraneus
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
Global production (Tons): 
19860
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC