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Amberjack: Almaco Amberjack

The Almaco Amberjack, Longfin Yellowtail, Yellow Kingfish or simply Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana) is found worldwide in tropical marine waters, entering temperate waters in some areas. They are commonly misidentified as the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili). Similar to the Greater Amberjack, their colour are bluish grey, brown or olivaceous above, silvery white below with amber stripe along midside of body. And they have an oblique, dark yellowish brown band from nape through eye to edge of upper lip. Almaco Amberjack are distinguished by their elongated second dorsal and anal fins, and their very broad upper jaw posterior.

Almaco Amberjacks are pelagic and epibenthic in oceanic waters, rarely swim over reefs or near shore. They prefer deep, open water and inhabit the outer slopes of reefs. They often travel alone and occasionally found in schools. They can grow to a maximum size of 160 cm total length, but commonly only to 90 cm fork length. Voracious predators, their prey consist mostly of fish.

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Other names for the fish:

Aji-aji, Aji-aji kuning, Almaco amberjack, Almaco jack, Almaco-hestemakrel, Amber, Amberjack, Arabaiana, Arabaiana-chata, Atún medregal, Blanquilla, Bojalá, Boquerón, Cá Cam sọc, Cermin, Charuteiro, Chermin, Coronado, Crevalle, Deep-water amberjack, Escolar, Esmedregal, European amberjack, Falcate amberjack, Fortuna, Fortuno, Garajuba-ferrero, Gazala, Greater amberjack, Highfin amberjack, Hirenaga-kanpachi, Huayaipe, Huayaipe blanco, Inggatan, Írio, Jack, Kahala, Kamrad, Koku mutin, Kolekole, Langvin-geelstert, Lelimaran, Lírio, Longfin kingfish, Longfin yellowtail, Lupo, Madregal limón, Malahau ni horara, Medregal, Medregal Atún, Medregal limon, Medregal limón, Mekeem, Mekeim, Meseiug, Ojarán, Olhete-bacamarte, Palometa, Palu-kata, Pez fuerte, Piloto, Pisang-pisang, Pitagol, Pitangola, Remeiro, Rock salmon, Saqa balolo, Saqavatoga, Sériole, Sériole limon, Shiiraan, Silvercoat jack, Songoro, Songoro amberjack, Tafala, Talakitok, Tavai, Xaréu limão, Yellow kingfish, лакедра южноамериканская, شيم تَقانة, 낫잿방어, 新西兰鰤, 新西蘭鰤, 柯氏鰤, 油甘, 鐮鰤, 镰鰤, 長鰭鰤, 长鳍鰤, 黃尾鰺, 黄尾鲹