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scombrid

(ˈskɒmbrɪd)
n
(Zoology) a fish belonging to the Scombridae family, whose members have two fins on their back; includes food fishes such as mackerel and tuna

scom•brid

(ˈskɒm brɪd)

n.
1. any fish of the family Scombridae, comprising the mackerels and tunas.
adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Scombridae.
[1835–45; < New Latin Scombridae=Scombr-, s. of Scomber a genus (Latin: mackerel < Greek skómbros) + -idae -id2]
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Scombrid larvae were equally prevalent in spring (May) and late summer (September) samples.
This species is an elongate scombrid and the posterior end of the maxilla is concealed under the pre-orbital bone.
If so, this would indicate quite a slow growth rate for a Scombrid.
The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) is a large pelagic scombrid fish distributed widely in temperate parts of the northern Pacific Ocean (Collette and Smith, 1981).
The most abundant genera of medium-sized fish belong to the scombrid family (Scombridae), the mackerel (Scomber) and the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus), or to the carangid family (Carangidae), such as the saurel (Trachurus) and jacks or kingfish (Seriola).
Endothermy has evolved in birds and mammals, or their ancestors, as well as in some reptiles (e.g., brooding pythons, large sea turtles, and maybe dinosaurs), scombrid fishes (e.g., tunas and billfishes), lamnid sharks, insects, angiosperms (families Annonaceae, Araceae, Cyclanthaceae, and Palmae), and cycads (Hutchison et al.
Finlets, which are small non-retractable fins located on the body margins between the second dorsal and anal fins and the caudal fin of scombrid fishes, have been hypothesized to improve swimming performance.
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a pelagic scombrid with a tropical and subtropical distribution in oceanic waters worldwide (Collette and Nauen, 1983).