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Length at maturity at 50% was estimated in Senegal for males to be 33.1 cm fork length (FL) and 34.1 cm FL for females (Diouf 1996). In Guinea-Bissau, length at 50% maturity was 33.5 cm FL for females and 32.2 cm FL for males (Kromer et al. 1994).
Maximum Size is 100 cm FL. The all-tackle game fish record is of a 6 kg fish caught off Grand Bereby, Ivory Coast in 1998 (IGFA 2011).
From 1 to 40 meters.
Depth range (m): 30 - 30
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West African Spanish mackerel
The West African Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus tritor, is a species of fish in the family Scombridae. Specimens have been recorded at up to 100 cm in length, and weighing up to 6 kg. Coloration is bluish-green on the back fading to silvery on the sides marked with about 3 rows of vertically elongate orange spots. It is found in the eastern Atlantic, along the Atlantic coasts of Africa from Canary Islands and Senegal to the Gulf of Guinea and Baía dos Tigres, Angola. It is rarely found in the northern Mediterranean Sea, along the coasts of France and Italy. It forms school close to the shore. It feeds on small fishes, especially clupeoides like sardines and anchovies. S. tritor has been erroneously been considered as a synonym of S. maculatus by many authors.
- "Scomberomorus tritor". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2009). "Scomberomorus tritor" in FishBase. June 2009 version.
- Scomberomorus tritor (Cuvier, 1832) Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas. Retrieved on 18 June 2009.
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