Ayala /Mackerel / Jerfa

ايالا / الأسقمري الهندي / جيرفا


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  • Description

    Jerfa or Ayala is one of the tasty and nutritionally rich fish which is highly preferred by food enthusiasts. It is a relatively fleshy fish which can be made into a wide variety of dishes, such as fried and curries.

    Alternative Names
    Jerfa(Qatar)
    ഐല, അയില, Ayala, Augalai(India)
    Indian Mackerel(United Kingdom)
    Alumahan, Lumahan(Philippines)
    Kumbala(Sri Lanka)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Rastrelliger kanagurta

    Classification:

    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)
    Perciformes (Perch-likes)

    Etymology:

    Rastrelliger: Latin, rastra = rake + Latin, gero = to carry

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Indonesia, north to the Ryukyu Islands and China, south to Australia, Melanesia and Samoa. Entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal.

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