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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Caranginae
Genus: Decapterus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Decapterus akaadsi Western Pacific 30 SL 1958
Decapterus koheru Koheru Southwest Pacific 40 TL 1875
Decapterus kurroides Redtail scad Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1855
Decapterus macarellus Mackerel scad Circumglobal. Western At 46 TL 1833
Decapterus macrosoma Shortfin scad Indo-Pacific and Southeas 35 TL 1851
Decapterus maruadsi Japanese scad Indo-West Pacific 30 FL 1843
Decapterus muroadsi Amberstripe scad Indo-Pacific 50 FL 1844
Decapterus punctatus Round scad Western Atlantic 30 SL 1829
Decapterus russelli Indian scad Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1830
Decapterus tabl Roughear scad Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1968



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