Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Scombridae > Genus: Scomber > Species: Scomber japonicus

Big-eyed mackerel - Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barat Spanish Fishbase
Barat d'ull gros Spanish Fishbase
Begui aundi Spanish Fishbase
Beguihaundi Spanish Fishbase
Big-eyed mackerel English Fishbase
Bilica Serbian Fishbase
Biret Spanish Fishbase
Bis French Fishbase
Biso Spanish Fishbase
Bisol Spanish Fishbase
Bissu Spanish Fishbase
Blasenmakrele German Fishbase
Caballa Spanish Fishbase
Caballa mora Spanish Fishbase
Cavala Portuguese Fishbase
Cavala-corrente Portuguese Fishbase
Cavalinha Portuguese Fishbase
Cavalla vera Spanish Fishbase
Cavallo Italian Fishbase
Colios Romanian Fishbase
Cuervas Spanish Fishbase
Espanjanmakrilli Finnish Fishbase
Estornino Spanish Fishbase
Gallimo Spanish Fishbase
Hareng du pacifique French Fishbase
Japaninmakrilli Finnish Fishbase
Japanische Makrele German Fishbase
Japansk makrill Swedish Fishbase
Juja Serbian Fishbase
Kavall Maltese Fishbase
Kavall ghajnejh kbar Maltese Fishbase
Koliós Greek Fishbase
Kolo Albanian Fishbase
Kolyoz Turkish Fishbase
Lancarda Serbian Fishbase
Lanzardo Italian Fishbase
Lokarda Serbian Fishbase
Lokarda Slovenian Fishbase
Makrela kolias Polish Fishbase
Maquereau espagnol French Fishbase
Mittelmeermakrele German Fishbase
Okki grossu Maltese Fishbase
Pacific mackerel English Fishbase
Peixe-chuva Portuguese Fishbase
Perilla Spanish Fishbase
Pintada Spanish Fishbase
Pizzintum Maltese Fishbase
Pizzintun (young) Maltese Fishbase
Plavica Serbian Fishbase
Scomber English Fishbase
Scombro cavallo Italian Fishbase
Scombro macchiato Italian Fishbase
Scoumbri Greek Fishbase
Skumber Albanian Fishbase
Skumbrii Russian Fishbase
Skumrija Bulgarian Fishbase
Skusa Serbian Fishbase
Spaanse makreel Dutch Fishbase
Spanische Makrele German Fishbase
Spanish mackerel English Fishbase
Spansk makrel Danish Fishbase
Spansk makrell Norwegian Fishbase
Spansk makrill Swedish Fishbase
Spansk och japansk makrill Swedish Fishbase
Spánskur makrill Icelandic Fishbase
Strumbulu French Fishbase
Thunmakrele German Fishbase
Uskumru baligi Turkish Fishbase
Verdel Spanish Fishbase
Vissu Spanish Fishbase
Vizet French Fishbase
Vostochnaya skumbriya Russian Fishbase
Yaponskaya skumbriya Russian Fishbase
Yaponskoj skumbrii Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Pneumatophorus colias (non Gmelin, 1789)
Pneumatophorus diego (Ayres, 1856)
Pneumatophorus grex (non Mitchill, 1814)
Pneumatophorus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Scomber japonicus colias (non Gmelin, 1789)
Pneumatophorus japonicus marplatensis López, 1955
Pneumatophorus peruanus Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
Scomber capensis Cuvier, 1832
Scomber colias (non Gmelin, 1789)
Scomber dekayi (non Storer, 1855)
Scomber diego Ayres, 1856
Scomber gigas Fowler, 1935
Scomber gracilis (non Swainson, 1839)
Scomber grex (non Mitchill, 1814)
Scomber janesaba Bleeker, 1854
Scomber macrophthalmus (non Rafinesque, 1810)
Scomber maculatus (non Couch, 1832)
Scomber pneumatophorus (non Delaroche, 1809)
Scomber saba Bleeker, 1854
Scomber undulatus (non Swainson, 1839)
Scomber peruanus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
Scomber japonicus peruanus Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
Scomber japonicus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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