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Almaco Jack: Seriola rivoliana

Appearance:

  • 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

Habitat:

These jacks are wide-ranging in offshore waters and are not a common catch. The young almaco jacks are associated with Sargassum.

Behavior:

Almaco jacks spawn offshore during spring, summer, and fall.

State Record:

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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