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King Mackerel

Updated: May 2, 2005, 8:31 PM ET

Scomberomorus cavalla

Other Nameskingfish, southern mackeral

DescriptionThe body of the fish is iron-gray or green along the back, silvery on the sides and white on the belly. The fins are pale to dusky. A small king's sides may have spots similar to Spanish mackerel, but they may be distinguished by their lateral line which dips sharply. Also, the anterior portion of the primary dorsal fin is clear, rather than black, as in a Spanish.

Typical HabitatKing mackerel are caught ...

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