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Mackerel Scad Video Stock Footage

The largest mackerel scad recorded was 46 cm long. Their elongated bodies look somewhat circular when viewed head on. They are distinguishable by a small, detached fin, located between the dorsal and caudal fins. Mackerel scad have 9 spines and 31–36 rays on their dorsal fins, while there are seven spines and 27–30 rays on their anal fins. The mackerel scad's fins are black metallic to blue-green and its belly is white. The edge of the operculum has a small, black spot, with no spots on the lateral line. Mackerel scad's caudal fins have been described as reddish to yellow-green. Learn more about Mackerel Scad

View related species in family group: Pompano and Jack

Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Carangidae: Decapterus macarellus

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