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QAR 19.00
QAR 19.00


Country of Origin: Qatar

Environment / Climate / Range  Marine; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous; depth range 0 - 200 m.   Tropical; 18°C - 29°C, preferred 28°C; 35°N - 38°S, 32°E - 137°W
Distribution  Indo-West Pacific: in warm waters including oceanic islands and archipelagos. A few stray specimens have been collected in the Eastern Central Pacific. Highly migratory species.
Size / Weight / Age It attains a  Max length : 100.0 cm FL; common length : 60.0 cm FL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 14.0 kg  
Short description Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 15; Vertebrae: 39. Swim bladder absent. No trace of vertebral protuberances. Anterior spines of first dorsal fin much higher than those mid-way. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. Posterior portion of the back with a pattern of broken oblique stripes. 
Biology Occurs in open waters but always remains close to the shoreline. The young may enter bays and harbors. Forms multi-species schools by size with other scombrid species comprising from 100 to over 5,000 individuals. A highly opportunistic predator feeding indiscriminately on small fishes, especially on clupeoids and atherinids; also on squids, crustaceans and zooplankton. Generally marketed canned and frozen; also utilized dried, salted, smoked and fresh. 
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