mackerel, spanish
(Scomberomorus maculatus)


(Mitchill, 1815); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY Occurs in the western Atlantic north to the Chesapeake Bay and occasionally to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and south to Yucatan, Mexico. The Spanish mackerel can be distinguished from both the cero mackerel, Scomberomorus regalis, and the king mackerel, S. cavalla, by the presence of bronze or yellow spots but no stripes, on the sides and by the lack of scales on the pectoral fins. The cero, the Spanish mackerel's closest look alike in the Atlantic, has both spots and stripes of bronze or yellow on the sides, and the king mackerel has neither spots nor...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle5.89 kg (13 lb 0 oz)Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, USA04-Nov-1987Robert CrantonRecord DetailsHistory Details