JACKS
CARANGIDAE
Almaco Jack
Seriola rivoliana
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Dem, Pel 90 Pisc (Cru, Wor) Sh,  I F
 
 
Description:
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.

Ecology
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.

Ecology
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
Almaco Jack
Almaco Jack Juvenile
Synonyms:
Amberjack
(C) Ross Robertson
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