| Ecological Descriptors
||Pisc (Cru, Wor)
Adults: Bluish to greenish on upper back, silvery below. Distinctive oblique dark band from snout, through the eye to front of dorsal fin. No scutes.Front dorsal fin long.
Juveniles (up to 20 cm) with oblique dark bar on head and 7 dark bars (each with a narrow, irregular pale vertical centerline) on side and tail base that do not extend onto dorsal and anal fin bases.
Adults pelagic and demersal, at depths of 3 to 250m, but rarely found in inshore waters. Juveniles pelagic and occurring offshore, under floating plants and debris when small. Diet is primarily fishes, also invertebrates.
Almaco jacks are known to form spawning groups in Gladden Spit, Belize. Spawning occurs throughout spring, summer and fall, depending on water temperature.
Almaco Jack Juvenile
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