Horse mackerel

the ocean’s taxi

I’m known as horse mackerel because of the legend that smaller species of fish can ride on my back over long distances.

Trachurus trachurus


icon_fishWhat I eat

I eat crustaceans, shrimp, squid and small fish.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

Atlantic coastal waters, from Iceland to Senegal, including the Cape Verde islands, Mediterranean and Marmara seas.

icon_left_rightMature size

At least 12 cm.



icon_helpHow you can help

Buy me if I’m caught with handlines.
I can be consumed all year.

Idea how to cook

Horse mackerel

in cumin with carrots

by Ángel León