Chinese mackerel

Chinese mackerel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Tribe: Scomberomorini
Genus: Scomberomorus
Species: S. sinensis
Binomial name
Scomberomorus sinensis
(Lacepède, 1800)
  • Scomber sinensis Lacepède, 1800

The Chinese mackerel (Scomberomorus sinensis) also known as the Chinese seerfish, is a ray-finned bony fish in the family Scombridae, better known as the mackerel family. More specifically, this fish is a member of the tribe Scomberomorini, the Spanish mackerels. It is a marine species occurring in the Western Pacific Ocean, but it also enters the Mekong River.[3]


  1. Collette B; et al. (2011). "Scomberomorus sinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  2. "Scomberomorus sinensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Scomberomorus sinensis" in FishBase. February 2014 version.

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