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Fish of the Week - Almaco Jack
Sometimes darker in coloration
Front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated.
Body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack
Similar Fish: Greater Amberjack
Size: Usually less than 20 pounds.
Habitat: Wide-ranging in offshore waters. Not a common catch. Young are associated with sargassum.
Notes: Spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer and fall.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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