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Latest Atlantic horse mackerel Stories

2011-05-24 18:54:45

A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel. This method makes it possible to genetically differentiate between the fish, even if they are canned or processed, which makes it easier to monitor the degree to which fisheries resources are being exploited. DNA from the mitochondria "“ cell organelles "“ is ideal for distinguishing between species. One of its...


Latest Atlantic horse mackerel Reference Libraries

2008-05-06 14:46:40

The Atlantic Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), is a species of mackerel in the family Carangidae. It gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on the back of it over great distances. The Atlantic horse mackerel can be found in the north-eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Senegal, including the Cape Verde islands, and also in the Mediterranean and, rarely, in the Black Sea. It congregates in large schools in coastal waters, where it feeds on...

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