A game fish of the jack family, occurring in the eastern Pacific.
- Trachurus symmetricus, family Carangidae.
- It was followed by glittery portions of jack mackerel and a strip of crunchy octopus dusted with a mossy, gunpowderlike substance that Nagata identified as green-tea salt.
- Trawl fisheries catch jack mackerel in other areas including the Taranaki Bight and Chatham Rise.
- Food studies indicated that more than 90 percent of the identifiable items found in the stomachs of jack mackerel are crustaceans and small, free swimming mollusks.
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Syllabification: jack mack·er·el
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