Yellowtail horse mackerel

Yellowtail horse mackerel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Trachurus
Species: T. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Trachurus novaezelandiae
J. Richardson, 1843

The yellowtail horse mackerel (Trachurus novaezelandiae) is a jack in the family Carangidae found around Australia and New Zealand at depths to 500 m. Its length is up to 50 cm.

The yellowtail horse mackerel is very similar to the greenback horse mackerel, but has 68 to 73 lateral line scutes, compared with 76 to 82 for the greenback horse mackerel.


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 5/16/2015. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.