Cero Mackerel, Carite

(Scomberomorus regalis)

 

 

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).

 

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