from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Scombridæ; any mackerel, or one of several related fishes.
  • Of or pertaining to the Scombridæ; resembling or related to the mackerel; scombroid; scombrine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any fish of the family Scombridae.
  • adjective Characteristic of these fish.


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  • For distribution and abundance of clupeoid larvae (pilchard, round herring and anchovy) and scombrid larvae (tuna and chub mackerel), see Beckley, 1998.

    Agulhas Current large marine ecosystem


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