Latin name

Seriola fasciata

Other names

Amberjack, jack; French: sériole babianc; Spanish: medregal listado.


The amberjack has an olive-green or brownish back above the lateral line and silvery below it. A dark olive-brown diagonal stripe extends from the mouth through both eyes to the first dorsal fin. It is very similar in appearance to the large amberjack, but has a deeper body profile, proportionally large eyes, and eight spines on the first dorsal fin.


The Lesser Amberjack lives in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil.


The Lesser Amberjack lives deeper than others, usually 180 to 410 feet deep, and spawns in offshore waters.


Reports on the size of this species vary widely, from 12 inches long to less than 10 pounds.

Life history and Behavior

No information

Food and feeding habits

The Lesser Amberjack is a bentopelagic, predatory species, with adults feeding on smaller fish and cephalopod mollusks.


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Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Family Carangidae
Genus Seriola
Species S. fasciata
Conservation status Least Concern
Habitat Pelagic
Life span, years 17
Maximum body weight, kg 5
Maximum length, cm No information
Sailing speed, m/s No information
Threat to people Edible
Way of eating Predator

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Amberjack, Lesser

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