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Genus: Scomber, Chub Mackerel, Chub Mackerels

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

with fatty eye cover
D1 VIII-X; 2 Ds well separated
D2 & A: 5 finlets behind
back: wavy black lines
all body: small scales





Body elongate, rounded; fatty eyelid covering almost all of eye; teeth at front and sides of roof of mouth; 2 well separated dorsal fins; 1st dorsal fin VIII-X; 5 finlets after second dorsal and anal fins; pectoral fins high; single short bony process between pelvic fins; 2 small keels (but no large central keel) on tail base; tail fin deeply forked; 1 lateral line; entire body covered with small scales; back with wavy black lines.

A worldwide tropical to temperate genus with 4 species; in our region there is one Pan-Atlantic species.