Seriola dumerili

Seriola dumerili (SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFS)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Carangidae
Genus: Seriola
Species: Seriola dumerili

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The Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is a jack of the genus Seriola. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian coasts, living usually between 20 and 70 m of depth (with a maximum of 360 m). It is the largest genus in the Carangidae family, with a maximum length of 200 cm.

It is a fast swimming pelagic fish with similar habits to the kingfish. They are silver-blue with a golden side line, with a brown band crossing over the eye area.

The Greater amberjack is a powerful hunter which feeds on other fish and invertebrates.

The Greater Amberjack is prized by sports fisherman because it is a very powerful fish & can be quite large, even as much as 70 kg. The Greater Amberjack is an excellent eating fish.

References
# Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2008). "Seriola dumerili" in FishBase. January 2008 version.
# Louisy, Patrick (2006). Guida all'identificazione dei pesci marini d'Europa e del Mediterraneo. Milan: Il Castello. ISBN 888039472X.

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