Lesser Amberjack Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: olive green or brownish back and silver
sides; dark band (variably present) extends backward
and upward from eye; juveniles have split or wavy
bars on sides; proportionately larger eye and deeper
body than greater amberjack.
Similar fish: other Seriola.
Where found: NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE,
apparently living deeper than other Seriola (commonly
180-410 feet deep).
Size: usually under 10 pounds.
Remarks: believed to spawn offshore; adults eat fish, and squid.
Lesser amberjacks, Seriola fasciata, have a proportionately larger eye and deeper body than the greater amberjack. They are olive green or brownish-black with silver sides and usually have a dark band extending upward from their eyes. Juveniles have split or wavy bars on their sides. The adults are usually under 5 kg (10 lbs). They are found deeper than other jacks, commonly 50 to 130 m (30 to 70 fathoms).