Tamaron fish, also known as Bigeye Scad or Selar crumenophthalmus, is a species of fish that is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans. They are known for their large eyes, which are relatively bigger than other fish of the same size, and a silver-blue color. They are commonly found in coastal waters, near coral reefs and can be found at depths of up to 200m. They are considered a pelagic species and are often found in schools. They are an important fish species for commercial and subsistence fisheries. They have a high oil content and are generally used for canning, smoking, and dried salted products. They are also considered as a good food fish and have a firm white flesh with a moderate oiliness and a slightly sweet taste. They are often consumed fresh, dried, or salted and can be prepared in a variety of dishes.
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