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Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS
Seriola rivoliana

Description: a deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack; no scutes.

Similar Fish: other Seriola.

Where found: wide-ranging in OFFSHORE waters, not a common catch; young are associated with Sargassum.

Size: usually less than 20 pounds.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: spawns OFFSHORE, apparently during spring, summer, and fall.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.



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