Serra Spanish mackerel

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Serra Spanish mackerel
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Scomberomorus
S. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Scomberomorus brasiliensis
Collette, Russo & Zavala-Camin, 1978

The Serra Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus brasiliensis) is a species of fish in the family Scombridae. Specimens have been recorded at up to 125 cm in length, and weighing up to 6.71 kg. It is found in the western Atlantic, along the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts of Central and South America from Belize to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Literature records for S. maculatus (Atlantic Spanish mackerel) from the area apply to S. brasiliensis, which has erroneously been considered a synonym of S. maculatus by many authors. It feeds on small fish, squid/cuttlefish, shrimp/prawn, and isopods.


  1. ^ Collette, B.; Amorim, A.F.; Boustany, A.; et al. (2011). "Scomberomorus brasiliensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T170335A6753567. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T170335A6753567.en.