Daily Archives: September 21, 2012

Horse Mackerel ( Megalaspis cordyla )

Torpedo Scad

CJ and JR’s Tanigue

Here are CJ and JR’s three Horse mackerel or Torpedo Scad which they caught while trolling small Rapala lures around the reefs of Laiya.  This species was called Tanigue by the locals, because there is little differentiation between species of mackerel like fish.  These fish are schooling pelagics and are commonly caught around 20-30 cm in size.  These fish can grow up to 80cm and weigh around 4kgs.

Longrakered Trevally ( Ulua mentalis )

Talakitok Subic fishing

Serbi’s Talakitok From Subic

Common Name:   Jack, Trevally, Kingfish,

Local Name  Talakitok, Piaka (Tagalog),  Samin-Samin, Talakitok (Cebuano)

Max Size:   100 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef-Associated,

Depth:  1 – 50+ m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size LimitNone

Recommended Bait:  Shrimp, Fish, Squid;

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

Here is a Longrakered Trevally or Cale Trevally caught by Serbi near Subic Bay while trolling some Rapalas.  This is one of many species of fish known here in the Philippines as Talakitok (in Tagalog) or Mamsa (in Cebuano).  These fish patrol reef edges all over around the country.