Cero Mackerel


The Cero Mackerel, scientifically known as Scomberomorus regalis, belongs to the large ​Scombridae family along with other mackerels,​ swordfish, and ​tunas.

Conservation Status

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Cero Mackerel is currently categorised as “Least Concern” due to its wide distribution ‍and abundant population. ⁤Conservation efforts are in place to regulate the ‌fishing, ensuring the species longevity.


Average Range
Length 75 cm 40 ​-‍ 120 ⁤cm
Weight 2.5 kg 1​ – 5 kg
Lifespan 12 years


The Cero Mackerel is commonly⁣ found in the Western Atlantic, ranging from Massachusetts to Brazil, including the⁣ Gulf of ⁤Mexico and the Caribbean.


The Cero Mackerel thrives in ‌saltwater and is usually​ spotted at depths varying from the surface to⁣ about 30 feet. They are tropical fish and ⁢prefer ⁤warmer​ waters.

When and Where⁤ to See

The Cero Mackerel is⁣ a ‍year-round species​ in tropical regions. They often are seen during ‌the day when the water‌ temperature ​is ideal.

Best⁤ Fishing⁢ Locations

1. Florida Keys, USA
2. Bahamas
3. Virginia, ‌USA
4. Turks and ⁢Caicos
5. Brazil
6. Puerto Rico
7. Jamaica
8. Trinidad
9. Gulf⁢ of ⁤Mexico
10. Barbados

How to Catch

Live baits such as shrimp or squid‍ can lure the Cero Mackerel. Techniques such as trolling with a downrigger ⁣or flat ​lining are effective. They often bite during⁢ sunrise and ‌sunset.

Identification Guide

The Cero Mackerel have⁣ distinguished bronze or golden-green colors and golden⁣ streaks down their sides. They also have a sharply pointed dorsal fin and thin, streamlined bodies, which ⁣differentiate them from similar species.


The Cero Mackerel is a delicious fish enjoyed grilled⁣ or broiled. It has a ​firm texture,⁤ a rich, ⁤pronounced flavor, and high nutritional values, including Omega-3 fatty acids. ​Popular recipes include Mackerel Teriyaki and Smoked Mackerel.

Additional Information

Cero Mackerels are opportunistic feeders. They rely on their‍ speed‌ and agility to ​chase and capture ⁤their prey, including squids and smaller fishes. Predators‌ include ⁢larger fish species and humans.

References⁤ and Further⁣ Reading

1. Food and ⁢Agriculture Organization ‌of the United‌ Nations,⁤ Species Fact Sheets: “Cero Mackerel (Scomberomorus Regalis)”
2. Florida Museum, ‍Discover Fishes: “Cero Mackerel (Scomberomorus Regalis)”.
3. IUCN, Threatened Species: ‍”Cero Mackerel (Scomberomorus Regalis)”
Sources are for ​the information ‍provided, for additional information, these readings are recommended