The Atlantic saury (Scomberesox saurus) is a fish of the family Scomberesocidae found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the seas near Australia, and also in the Mediterranean. The fish grow to about 35 cm in length, with a maximum of 50 cm, and have beaklike jaws and a row of finlets behind their dorsal and anal fins. Atlantic sauries live near the surface, and will often jump above the surface.
There are currently two recognized sub-species in this species:
- Scomberesox saurus saurus (Walbaum, 1792) (Atlantic saury)
- Scomberesox saurus scombroides (J. Richardson, 1843) (King gar)
- Encyclopædia Britannica, 1988, volume 10, pg 477
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