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Mackerel
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(σκόμβρος/skómbros, σκομβρίς/skombrís, Latin scomber, κολίας/kolías with unexplained etymology according to [1], Latin colias), the predatory marine fish, Scomber scombrus L. of the sub-species of the Scombroidea, that is often confused with the tuna because of its kinship with it. The mackerel, which according to Plin. HN 9,49 has a sulphury yellow colour in the water (sulpureus color), comes, according to Aristot. Hist. an. 7(8),13,599a 1-3, in large schools to spawn on the sea coasts. Its catch (details in Opp. Hal. 3,576-595) was p…

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Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Mackerel”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e719200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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