Australian spotted mackerel
|Australian spotted mackerel|
Collette & Russo, 1980
The Australian spotted mackerel (Scomberomorus munroi) is a species of fish in the family Scombridae. Common fork length ranges between 50 and 80 cm. Specimens have been recorded at up to 104 cm in length, and weighing up to 10.2 kg. It is found in the western Pacific, along the northern coast of Australia, from the Abrolhos Islands region of Western Australia to Coffs Harbour and Kempsey in central New South Wales. It is also found in southern Papua New Guinea from Kerema to Port Moresby. It feeds largely on fishes, particularly anchovies and sardines, with smaller quantities of shrimps and squids. It is sometimes confused with Japanese Spanish mackerel, S. niphonius. Conservation status of the species has not yet been evaluated by the IUCN.
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- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2009). "Scomberomorus munroi" in FishBase. June 2009 version.
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