Also famous as the Indopacific king mackerel, this fish is a subspecies among the mackerel variety. You can find it abundantly occupying the Indian Ocean and areas around it. A very popular game fish the average weight it can grow up to is around 45 kg. It is also considered to be a very strong fighter. To avoid being caught it can jump out of the water and surprise the catcher too.
The Kingfish is silvery white on the sides and it has multiple rows of brown spots all along its body. The size of the spots is smaller than the diameter of its eyes. Malaysia, India and Thailand have commercial fisheries which deal in handling the kingfish. In India areas around Sunder bans, West Bengal and Chennai is where the fish is abundantly found.
Most of the countries of the Indian subcontinent i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are regulars when it comes to eating this fish. It is eaten fresh or cooked and also used to make fish pickle. Sometimes the same is eaten with freshly cooked rice. Even though Thailand has less availability of the fish the demand to eat is quite high.
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