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MACKEREL TUNA FACTS
The Mackerel Tuna is a silver fish with a distinctive pattern of broken diagonal stripes on the upper sides of the body and two or five dark spots above the pelvic fin. It is a streamlined fast-swimming fish with crescent shaped tail. It forms schools with other species of tuna and mackerel, with numbers from 100 to over 5,000 fish.
length to 1m
found in coastal and offshore waters. Young may enter bays and harbors. Depth range 0m - 200m
small fish such as herring, also squid, crustaceans and zooplankton
The Mackerel Tuna is found throughout the tropical and temperate Indo-West and Central Pacific Oceans. In Australia it is found from the central coast of Western Australia, around the north and down the east coast to southern New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Mackerel Tuna|