from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Agulhas Current large marine ecosystem


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