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Cero Mackerel, Carite
Maturity at: 38 cm in length
Max Published Size: 122 cm and 18 pounds
TnT Record: 15 pounds (unofficial)
TnT Season: Year round
IUCN status: Least concern
General Information: Most abundant in clear waters around coral reefs, occasionally forming schools. Feeds on clupeoids (Harengula, Jenkinsia and Opisthonema) and atherinids (Allanetta Craterocephalus), squids and shrimps. Good food and game fish. Utilized fresh, smoked and frozen; consumed pan-fried, broiled and baked. It's one of the most demanded fish in Trinidad and Tobago, where it's usually caught by gillnets and "alavive" (live bait).