Atlantic Scombrops


The Atlantic Scombrops, or ​Scombrops oculatus, is a species of⁢ fish that belongs to the family Scombropidae. This peculiar yet magnificent marine creature, with its streamlined body and large eyes, ⁤is a marvel of the ocean depths.

Conservation Status

Currently, ‍the conservation status of‌ Atlantic Scombrops is not ⁣fully established. Conservation‌ efforts, in general, involve sustainable fishing ‍practices ‍to maintain healthy population levels, although there are no specific efforts targeted at Atlantic Scombrops.


Statistical Category Average Range
Length 60 cm 30 cm – 90 cm
Weight 5 kg 2 kg – 10 kg
Average Lifespan 10 years N/A
Other​ Stats N/A N/A


The Atlantic Scombrops is a global ‌species, found in the Atlantic Ocean’s warm waters and the subtropical ‍region. It is also found in the Mediterranean and western Indian Ocean. ​Currently, there are no distinct migration patterns attributed to this species.


The Atlantic Scombrops⁢ is a marine species which prefers tropical and​ subtropical open seas, with a depth range of‌ 50-400 meters.⁢ They​ thrive‍ in‌ temperatures between 15-27 degrees ‌Celsius.

When⁢ and Where to See

These fish are more likely to ‌be seen ⁣in warmer months, typically during spring and summer. They are nocturnal feeders, hence the‍ large eyes, and are easiest​ to find close⁣ to the surface after sundown.

Best Fishing Locations

While this species has a​ global distribution,⁤ some top fishing ⁣locations include Morocco, Spain, and Portugal coasts. If specific ⁤locations are not known, it’s ideal to⁤ search in​ deep-sea areas with warm water temperature.

How to Catch

This species tends to be attracted to bait⁣ of smaller fish and ⁤squid. Techniques include deep-sea fishing and⁢ trolling.⁤ As ⁤they are nocturnal, the ‍best time to fish is just⁢ after sunset or before dawn.

Identification Guide

The Atlantic Scombrops is identified by its elongated silvery blue-green ⁣body,‌ a wide, dark band around ⁢the margin‍ of the eye, and two dorsal fins. It can be⁣ distinguished from similar species by its larger eyes and ‍more or less symmetrical jaw.

Culinary Information

The ⁣Atlantic‍ Scombrops is a ⁢valued food ⁣fish. Its meat has a light, delicate flavor and a firm texture. It can be grilled, baked or turned into a delightful sashimi. Always ensure to cook the fish thoroughly to eliminate any ​risk ‌of parasites.

Additional Information

The Atlantic Scombrops primarily feeds ‌on smaller ⁤fish, squids, and crustaceans. Its predators include larger fish species and sharks. From⁢ a cultural perspective, this species doesn’t have significant folklore, myths, or ⁤historical events associated with‍ it, but remains an ‍interesting subject for marine biologists due to its adaption to deep-sea​ living.‍

References and Further​ Reading

For further information about Atlantic Scombrops, suggested readings ‍include “Species of Fishes” by, “Marine Species ⁣Identification⁣ Portal” from EU Biodiversity Information System for Europe, ‍and “The Role ‍of ⁤Marine Species ⁤In Climate Regulation” from the National Oceanic​ and Atmospheric Administration. Please note that the ⁤exact details ⁤of​ the ​Atlantic Scombrops species may differ in these sources due to various⁢ factors such as geographic ⁢area, time of observation, and research methods⁣ used by the authors