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- n. Any fish of the family Scombridae.
- adj. Characteristic of these fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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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.