Island mackerel

Island mackerel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scombridae
Genus: Rastrelliger
Species: faughni
Binomial name
Rastrelliger faughni
(Matsui, 1967)

The island mackerel (Rastrelliger faughni) is a species of true mackerel in the scombrid family (Scombridae) from the Indo-Pacific.[1] Their maximum reported length is 20 cm, and the maximum reported weight is 0.75 kg.[2]

While the FAO report no commercial landings of island mackerel,[3] the IUCN report annual landings in excess of 800,000 tonnes.[4]


  1. "Rastrelliger faughni (Matsui, 1967)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Rastrelliger faughni" in FishBase. March 2012 version.
  3. Rastrelliger faughni (Matsui, 1967) FAO, Species Fact Sheet. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  4. Collette B; et al. (2011). "Rastrelliger faughni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 March 2012.

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