Definition of Scomber scombrus
1. Noun. Important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales.
Generic synonyms: Mackerel
Group relationships: Genus Scomber, Scomber
Terms within: Mackerel
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Literary usage of Scomber scombrus
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1. Ocean World: A Description of the Sea & Its Living Inhabitants by Louis Figuier (1869)
"The Mackerel (scomber scombrus) is too well known to require minute description. ... Tbe Mackerel (scomber scombrus). and the mackerel of the Mediterranean, ..."
2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Common mackerel, scomber scombrus, is one of the best known of food-fishes. ... Mackerel, scomber scombrus L. New York. as "a windrow of ..."
3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"common mackerel, scomber scombrus, is one of the best known of food-fishes. ... Mackerel, scomber scombrus L. New York. as "a windrow of fish half a mile ..."