A coastal species (Ref. 9340) that occurs in waters of temperatures from 13.5° to 23°C, schooling with small tunas. Also found around some islands (Ref. 9684). Spawning varies with the monsoon season (Ref. 9684). Feeds on clupeoids, other fishes, squids and decapod crustaceans. This species has been erroneously considered as a synonym of @Sarda chiliensis@. Also caught with troll lines, encircling nets (Ref. 9340) and drift nets (Ref. 9684). Marketed mainly fresh; also dried-salted (Ref. 9684), canned and frozen (Ref. 9987).