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amberjack, greater
(Seriola dumerili)


(Risso, 1810); CARANGIDAE FAMILY Found in the Indo Pacific around Japan, China, and the Philippines, in the central Pacific off Hawaii, throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, in portions of the eastern Atlantic Ocean (Madeira and southern and western Africa), and in the Mediterranean Sea in tropical and warm temperate waters. It is found mainly near the surface in open waters, but can be found at considerable depths and around off shore reefs, wrecks, buoys, etc. The greater amberjack often have a distinctive olive colored bar from the snout through the eye, to the beginning of the dorsal...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
71.15 kg (156 lb 13 oz)Iki Island, Nagasaki, Japan19-Nov-2010Hideyuki NemotoRecord Details