Double-lined mackerel

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Double-lined mackerel
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Grammatorcynus
Species: G. bilineatus
Binomial name
Grammatorcynus bilineatus
(Rüppell, 1836)
  • Thynnus bilineatus Rüppell, 1836
  • Nesogrammus piersoni Evermann and Seale, 1907

The double-lined mackerel (Grammatorcynus bilineatus), is a species of Spanish mackerel (tribe Scomberomorini) in the family Scombridae.[2] It is a commercial fish and is distributed from the Red Sea to the Andaman Sea, also from the northern coast of Australia to the Ryukyu Islands, as far as Fiji. It is mostly found in shallow waters.[3]

This species is sometimes also called the scad mackerel.[2] Before 1983, this species was sometimes confused with Grammatorcynus bicarinatus, the shark mackerel.[1]


Commercial capture of double-lined mackerel (in tonnes) from 1950 to 2009


  1. ^ a b Collette, B.; Chiang, W.; Di Natale, A.; Fox, W.; Juan Jorda, M. & Nelson, R. (2011). "Grammatorcynus bilineatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Grammatorcynus bicarinatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Grammatorcynus bilineatus" in FishBase. 10 2005 version.