Blue jack mackerel

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Blue jack mackerel
Trachurus picturatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Trachurus
Species: T. picturatus
Binomial name
Trachurus picturatus
(S. Bowdich, 1825)

Trachurus suareus (Risso in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1833)

The blue jack mackerel (Trachurus picturatus) is a species of mackerel-like fish in the family Carangidae.[1] Their maximum reported length is 60 cm, with a common length of 25 cm. They are coastal fish found at depths to 370 m off the Bay of Biscay to south Morocco and the western Mediterranean.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Trachurus picturatus (Bowdich, 1825)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Trachurus picturatus" in FishBase. March 2012 version.