Greenback horse mackerel
|Greenback horse mackerel|
The greenback horse mackerel or greenback scad, Trachurus declivis, is a species of jack in the family Carangidae, found around western and southern Australia, and around New Zealand, from the surface to depths of 460 m. Its length is up to 64 cm.
Its common name derives from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on its back over great distances. It is an important commercial fish.
- "Trachurus declivis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- Phallomedusa solida (Martens, 1878) Australian Faunal Directory. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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