mackerel scad

variants: or less commonly mackerel shad

Definition of mackerel scad

: any of several small carangid fishes of a cosmopolitan genus (Decapterus) especially : a common western Atlantic fish (D. macarellus) that is of a silvery color and plumbeous below

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