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Lesser Amberjack: Seriola fasciata

Appearance:

  • Olive green or brownish black and silver sides
  • Dark band (variably present) extends upward from eye
  • Juveniles have split or wavy bars on sides
  • Proportionately larger eye and deeper body than greater amberjack

Habitat:

Lesser amberjack are found nearshore and offshore.  Thes fish are typically found in deeper waters than other Seriola (commonly 180 - 410 feet deep).

Behavior:

Lesser amberjacks are teh smallest of the amberjacks.  It is believed they spawn offshore.  Adults eat fish and squid.

State Record:

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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