Greater amberjack

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Greater amberjack
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Seriola
Species: S. dumerili
Binomial name
Seriola dumerili
(A. Risso, 1810)
Greater amberjack

The greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is a jack of the genus Seriola. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian coasts, living usually between 20 and 70 m of depth (with a maximum of 360 m). It is the largest genus in the Carangidae family, with a maximum length of 200 cm. It is a fast-swimming pelagic fish with similar habits to the kingfish. They are silver-blue with a golden side line, with a brown band crossing over the eye area.

The greater amberjack is a powerful hunter which feeds on other fish and invertebrates.

The greater amberjack is prized by sports fisherman because it is a very powerful fish and can be quite large, even as much as 70 kg. It is an excellent eating fish. It is also a big-game fish and are one of the greatest fighting fish pound for pound.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Seriola dumerili" in FishBase. January 2008 version.
  • Louisy, Patrick (2006). Guida all'identificazione dei pesci marini d'Europa e del Mediterraneo. Milan: Il Castello. ISBN 88-8039-472-X.