Greater Amberjack: Seriola dumerili
- A dark stripe (variably present) extends from nose to in front
of dorsal fin and "lights up" when fish is in feeding mode
- No scutes
- The soft dorsal base less than twice the length of the anal fin
Greater amberjack are an offshore species associated with rocky
reefs, debris, and wrecks. They are typically in 60 -
240 feet of water and sometimes caught nearshore in south
Florida. Juveniles are associated with floating objects
and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Great amberjacks are the largest of the jacks. These fish
are thought to spawn offshore throughout most of the
year. Greater amberjack feed on squid, fish, and
142 lb, caught near Islamorada
Fishing Tips and Facts:
The greater amberjack is similar to other species in the Seriola genus.
Greater amberjack are common to 40 pounds.
Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles