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Here is some additional information about Lesser Amberjack in Florida.


Lesser Amberjack Fishing Information


source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles


Description: olive green or brownish back and silver sides; dark band (variably present) extends backward and 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: NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE, apparently living deeper than other Seriola (commonly 180-410 feet deep).

Size: usually under 10 pounds.

Remarks: believed to spawn offshore; adults eat fish, and squid.

source: wikipedia
Lesser amberjacks, Seriola fasciata, have a proportionately larger eye and deeper body than the greater amberjack. They are olive green or brownish-black with silver sides and usually have a dark band extending upward from their eyes. Juveniles have split or wavy bars on their sides. The adults are usually under 5 kg (10 lbs). They are found deeper than other jacks, commonly 50 to 130 m (30 to 70 fathoms).


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