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Lesser Amberjack: Seriola fasciata

Appearance:

  • 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

Habitat:

Lesser amberjack are found nearshore and offshore.  Thes fish are typically found in deeper waters than other Seriola (commonly 180 - 410 feet deep).

Behavior:

Lesser amberjacks are the smallest of the amberjacks.  It is believed they spawn offshore.  Adults eat fish and squid.

Additional Information

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


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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