Frozen Horse Mackerel (Trachurus murphyi picturatus). Comes from the coast of Morocco. Rich in omega-3, fatty acids, it helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, it reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, and the risk of thrombus formation
The common horse mackerel resembles mackerel because its body is just as slender and fusiform. Her caudal peduncle – the posterior part of her body – is very thin. Its back is rather dark, of a shade ranging from gray to greenish and its white silvery sides are crossed by a line bristling with spikes. It has large eyes and a prominent jaw. Its gills are highlighted by small black spots.
Adult, it can reach 45 cm. Some specimens are even up to 60 cm tall.
Habitat and food Horse mackerel is a pelagic fish that means it lives on the surface (like sardine, mackerel or anchovies) It is a fish called gregaire because it lives in group and swims in bench. It’s mostly active at night.