|Importance||minor commercial||Ref.||Golani, D., L. Orsi Relini, E. Massutí and J.-P. Quignard, 2002|
|Abundance||common (usually seen)||Ref.||Golani, D., L. Orsi Relini, E. Massutí and J.-P. Quignard, 2002|
A lessepsian migrant. First recorded in 1935 (Ref. 12821), remained rare for sometime but by the end of the 1990's has become the most common species among the large scombrids in trammel nets and longline alonqg the Mediterranean (Ref. 93649).