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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Fish Called "Galunggong" (Round Scad)

Galunggong (round scad or mackerel scad) is a fish that is popular among the Filipinos. Colloquially known as GG, this fish is usually fried, smoked or cooked in vinegar. Galunggong is dubbed as the "poor man's fish." Its price is used to determine whether the economy was better or worse off. During the administration of President Corazon Aquino, the fish was used as an indicator of economic performance.

The fish is scientifically known as Decapterus macarellus. It has an elongated body that appears circular when viewed head on. A small, detached fin is situated between the dorsal and caudal fins, the color of which ranging from black to blue-green.

galunggong, scad

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