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Pacific Chub Mackerel

Scomber japonicus Houttuyn 1782

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Scomber japonicus (Pacific Chub Mackerel) is a species of bony fishes in the family mackerels. They are omnivores. Individuals can grow to 64.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and iteroparous. They rely on thunniform to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/thunniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, characteristic of tunas, also found in several lamnid sharks. Virtually all the sideways movement is in the tail and the region connecting the main body to the tail (the peduncle). The tail itself tends to be large and crescent shaped. This form of swimming enables these fish to chase and catch prey more easily due to the increase in speed of swimming, like in barracudas.
  • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_locomotion#Thunniform
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Pacific Chub Mackerel. View this species on GBIF