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Amberjack - Seriola dumerili

Family Carangidae, JACKS AND POMPANOS

Dark stripe (variably present) extends from nose to front of dorsal fin and "lights up" when fish is in feeding mode; no scutes; soft dorsal base less than twice the length of the anal fin base.

Similar fish: Other Seriola

Where found: OFFSHORE species associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typacally in 60-240 feet of water; sometimes caught NEARSHORE in south Florida; juveniles associate with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.

Size: Common to 40 pounds.

Remarks: Largest of the jacks; thought to spawn OFFSHORE throughout much of the year; Feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.

Florida record: 142 lbs.