bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)
Author Hugh McCormick Smith (1865–1941)
English: Blue-Fish. Pomatomus saltatrix
English: Smith, Hugh M. (1907) Fishes of North Carolina, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, vol.II, Raleigh, NC: E. M. Uzzell & Co.
The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the western North American coast. Other common names are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a popular gamefish.