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Updated 12/27/2013

Family Carangidae


Decapterus macarellus

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 20 feet


100-foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet


Electric Beach, Oahu, 20 feet

Electric Beach, Oahu, 20 feet

MACKEREL SCAD       'ōpelu        Kusayamoro

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.