Atlantic horse mackerel
The Atlantic horse mackerel, or Trachurus trachurus, is a common type of jack mackerel. It’s a popular commercial fish, with the largest catches coming from the Netherlands and Ireland. However, it’s recently been classified as Vulnerable to extinction due to overfishing. You’ll hear the Atlantic horse mackerel called the European horse mackerel or common scad.
Its favorite habitats are the chilly waters of the East Atlantic and the warmer waters of the Mediterranean Sea.