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MACKEREL SCAD 'ōpelu
Forms loose active schools in deep coastal waters. Tapering body, pointed snout, dark spot at gill
opening. Feeds upon zooplankton and preyed upon by larger fish. An important food and bait fish in
Hawai'i. Attains 12.5 inches.
Worldwide in warm seas. Formerly known as Decapterus pinnulatus.