Scad is Osteichthyes Perciformes Carangidae of fish collectively. The world's important warm water fish, warm temperate marine economy. Horse mackerel distribution and warm relationship between the very closely, mainly in the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, Atlantic tropical and subtropical waters, but also with the warm waters reach high latitudes.
Food features: Side of the body a little flat, respectively, were streamlined shape, oval, oval, sub-cylindrical and so on. Premaxilla is generally flexible. Two jaw teeth small, vomer, palatine bone and tongue often with teeth. Body is generally circular scales, the individual with weak ctenoid, some types of scales were needle-shaped or spoon-shaped. All or part of lateral line scales were bone edges, or no edge scales, dorsal fin 2. Anal fin with 2 separate spines in front. Some species in section 2 of the rear dorsal and anal fins have one or several small fins.
Place of origin: Distribution is equivalent to latitude 55 ° south latitude 65 °, mainly in the south, between the Tropic of Cancer. Carangidae world about 290, of which the Indo - West Pacific tropical sea most species, about 170 species; about 120 on both sides of the Americas; eastern Atlantic about 40 species.
Nutrition: It have protein, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin E and various trace elements.
Dietotherapy function: Carangidae meat firm, and delicious, a small bone spurs, most dry goods made of salt, some fresh consumption or canning.