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Lesser Amberjack: Seriola fasciata

Appearance:

  • Olive green or brownish back and silver sides
  • Dark stripe from behind the eye to front of dorsal fin
  • Proportionately larger eye and deeper body than greater amberjack
  • Anal fin is about 2/3 the length of the second dorsal fin 21-24 gill rakers on each gill arch 
  • Juveniles have split or wavy bars on sides

Similar Species: Other jack species

Size: Usually less than 20 inches (10 pounds) 

Habitat:

Found nearshore and offshore. Typically found in deeper waters than other Seriola (commonly 180 - 410 feet deep).

Behavior:

Smallest of the amberjacks. Believed to spawn offshore. Adults eat fish and squid.

Additional Information

State Record:External Website This species is not currently eligible for a state record. 

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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