How to identify a Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel have long and pointed snouts with elongated bodies and backs colored in vibrant, dark, aqua-blue/green and wavy black lines extending from the top of the back and stopping at the silvery mid-section close to the lateral line. The belly consists of a silvery-white coloration and possesses two spiny dorsal fins that are separated. Two pectoral fins, with relatively small caudal and anal fins also spaced apart. 4-6 dorsal finlets and 5 analy finlets are common among the Atlantic Mackerel. These fish are generally 30-60 cm in length.
Where to catch Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic mackerel are found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, including in the Baltic Sea. In the western Atlantic, they’re found from Labrador to North Carolina.
|Long and pointed snouts with elongated bodies|
|The belly consists of a silvery-white coloration and possesses two spiny dorsal fins that are separated|
|Noticeable wavy black lines extending from the top of the back and stopping at the silvery mid-section|