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Scientific name: Trachurus trachurus
Common name: Maasbanker
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chordata Vertebrata Actinopterygii Actinopterygii Perciformes Acanthopterygii Carangidae Not Defined Trachurus Trachurus trachurus



Short Description:

spindle-shaped and elongate.Silvery and dorsal fin olivr green.Eye large with much fatty tissue.Black spot on the gill cover.Lateral line has up to 78 scutes 




Black  spot on the gill cover
Size: 700mm
Diet: Plankton .migrating vertically to follow it pray 
Habitat: Pelagic and shallow reefs
Distribution: Troughout Southern Africa 
Similar Species:
  • None on database









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