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salted king mackerel


Price range: 350 - 380 THB / 1 kg | Market: Talaad Thai Market | Date: 2022-05-23

King Mackerel

The king mackerel is a silverfish with indistinct bars or spots on its side. The dorsal surface is black with iridescent tones of blue and green. Young fish have small bronze spots in 5 or 6 irregular rows. King Mackerel can grow up to 72.4 inches (184 cm) and 99 pounds (45 kg). King mackerels are ovoviviparous, meaning that eggs develop and hatch in the mother's body. They are broadcast spawners; each female spawns countless tiny eggs into the water after which they sink. The male king mackerel then leave their newly fertilized eggs floating at the surface of the water where they adhere to vegetation or other objects. King mackerels reach sexual maturity at two years of age and every year thereafter. They spawn in warm winter and spring months with most activity occurring in March. Spawning is preceded by a courtship ritual where one or more males follow a female while quivering and biting at her fins. A trout-like, vertical cut then appears on the lower part of the female's body. The eggs are released within 10 to 15 seconds after this cutting is completed and fertilized by the males. The eggs hatch in about 8 days after being laid, with newly hatched young drifting downstream into estuaries or inshore waters. At a very early stage of development, these young fish develop a distinctive spotted pattern that gives them the name "spotted sea trout." The young fish grow rapidly and by the time they are one year old, they have reached about 13 inches (33 cm) in length. At this point, king mackerel begin to migrate inshore as the water warms with the onset of summer. King Mackerels are ovoviviparous, meaning that eggs develop and hatch in the mother's body. They are broadcast spawners; each female spawns countless tiny eggs into the water after which they sink. The male king mackerel then leave their newly fertilized eggs floating at the surface of the water where they adhere to vegetation or other objects. Although king mackerel is important in some areas as a game fish and commercial food fish, it has been implicated in cases of ciguatera poisoning. It can be prepared in a variety of ways including grilling, baking, and frying. Kingfish steaks can be grilled and served with a variety of sauces.

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