Almaco Jack

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.

Where Found:

Wide-ranging in OFFSHORE waters, not a common catch; young are associated with Sargassum.

Size:

Usually less than 20 pounds.

Remarks:

Spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer, and fall.

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