Almaco Jack: Seriola rivoliana
- A deep-bodied amberjack
- Sometimes they appear darker in coloration and their front dorsal and anal fins are high and elongated
- The body is more flattened than the banded rudderfish or greater amberjack
- No bony scutes are found on the caudal peduncle
These jacks are wide-ranging in offshore waters and are not a common catch. The young almaco jacks are associated with Sargassum.
Almaco jacks spawn offshore during spring, summer, and fall.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles