Lesser Amberjack


Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS
Seriola fasciata

Description: 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.

Similar Fish: other Seriola.

Where found: NEASHORE and OFFSHORE, apparently living deeper than other Seriola (commonly 180 - 410 feet deep).

Size: usually under 10 pounds.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: smallest of the amberjacks; believed to spawn OFFSHORE; adults eat fish and squid.

* 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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