Trachurus trecae Cadenat, 1950
Cunene horse mackerel
photo by Luyben, J.

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Caranginae
 Max. size:  35 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,000.0 g
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 100 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola. Sometimes ranging south to northern Namibia (Ref. 27121).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults are sometimes found near the surface. They form schools (Ref. 2683). Commercial fishing trawlers catch this species at depths up to 650 m (J. Luyben, pers. Comm. 10/02). Adults feed mainly on crustaceans (Ref. 4233). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.08.94

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