ALMACO JACK – Seriola rivoliana

March 9th, 2006 by Gillwetter Press

Family Carangidae, JACKS AND POMPANOS

Description: deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack; no scutes.

Similar fish: other Seriola.

Where found: wide-ranging in OFFSHORE waters, not a common catch; young are associated with Sargassum.

Size: usually less than 20 pounds.

Remarks: spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer, and fall.

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