common mackerel


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Noun1.common mackerel - important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterraneancommon mackerel - important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales
mackerel - any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
genus Scomber, Scomber - type genus of the Scombridae
mackerel - flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
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Morphology and ecology of early stages of life in Japanese common mackerel, Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, with special reference to fluctuation of population.
Just last month, a Russian delegation visited Peru to renew an agreement allowing its fleet to troll for common mackerel, horse mackerel and anchovy.
IF you can tell the difference between a common mackerel and its smaller but rare cousin the Spanish mackerel, you know your angling onions.

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