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Horse Mackerel Trachurus trachurus Length to 70cm<br />
Pelagic, open water fish, also known as Scad. Ventures into inshore waters in summer; young fish associate with floating seaweed rafts. Adult often looks pale and silvery overall. Close view reveals green tinge to upperparts. Note also the striking curve in the lateral line. Eyes are proportionately large. Fairly common in S and SW only.
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Horse Mackerel Trachurus trachurus Length to 70cm
Pelagic, open water fish, also known as Scad. Ventures into inshore waters in summer; young fish associate with floating seaweed rafts. Adult often looks pale and silvery overall. Close view reveals green tinge to upperparts. Note also the striking curve in the lateral line. Eyes are proportionately large. Fairly common in S and SW only.

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Date: 16 Feb 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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