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Greater Amberjack  - Seriola dumerili
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The greater amberjack grow to 2-4 feet and live between 0-130 feet of depth. greater amberjacks have a sleek and elongated silver body with faint horizontal bands, and a diagonal band from the lip to the dorsal fin, across the eye. They are distributed worldwide in warm-temperate to tropical waters. They live in schools in the open ocean, where they feed on small benthic and pelagic fish and cephalopods.

Greater Amberjack
(Seriola dumerili)

From Massachusetts to southeast Brazil. Worldwide in warm-temperate to tropical waters.

Open ocean, usually in large schools. Depth 0-130ft.

Opportunistic predators on smaller benthic and pelagic fishes and cephalopods.


The status of this species is representative of the populations within the waters of this Sanctuary only, not global populations.

Quick Fact
Greater amberjacks may live to at least 15 years with females living longer than males.

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