Almaco Jack


Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS
Seriola rivoliana

Description: a deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack; no scutes.

Similar Fish: other Seriola.

Where found: wide-ranging in OFFSHORE waters, not a common catch; young are associated with Sargassum.

Size: usually less than 20 pounds.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: spawns OFFSHORE, apparently during spring, summer, and fall.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

[Fish Identification] [Fishing in Indian River County]

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