Shark mackerel

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Shark mackerel
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Tribe: Scomberomorini
Genus: Grammatorcynus
Species: G. bicarinatus
Binomial name
Grammatorcynus bicarinatus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Thynnus bicarinatus Quoy and Gaimard, 1825

The shark mackerel (Grammatorcynus bicarinatus) is a species of Spanish mackerel (tribe Scomberomorini) in the scombrid family (Scombridae).[2] Their maximum reported length is 112 cm (44 in), and the maximum reported weight is 13.5 kg (30 lb).[3]

This species is sometimes also called the largescaled tunny, large-scaled tunny or salmon mackerel.[2] Before 1983, this species was sometimes confused with Grammatorcynus bilineatus, the double-lined mackerel.[1]


  1. ^ a b Collette B, Fox W & Nelson R (2011). "Grammatorcynus bicarinatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Grammatorcynus bicarinatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Grammatorcynus bicarinatus" in FishBase. March 2012 version.