Round Scad

Decapterus punctatus

Max Size
9 inches
Nova Scotia to Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda
Coastal and Offshore waters in the water column

The round scad is can be seen in huge schools sometimes covering entire wrecks. These guys are close to the bottom of the food chain so predators like amberjacks and king mackeral can be seen chasing them. Fishermen better know these guys as cigar minnow's a popular king fish bait.

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Round Scad on the Normannia
Immersed in a big school


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