This species occurs in the Eastern Pacific from Mexico to Peru and is not very common. The body is slender and elongate, in contrast to the similar-looking almaco jack. The upper body profile is more convex than the lower profile. The end of the upper jaw extends to the center of the eye. The back is violet-brown to bluish green or silvery with a reddish bronze tint. The flanks and the belly are pale and the fins dusky. The very short pectoral and the caudal fins are yellowish, the pelvic fins white and the dorsal and anal fins mostly dark. There is no lateral line or finlets after the second dorsal and anal fins. This species can be confused with the almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana), which has a body that is deeper and features a dark stripe from the snout to the front of the dorsal fin. The fortune jack can reach a length of 92 cm and a weight of 14 kg. It is considered to be an excellent table fare. © R. Balkow/getawaytours.eu 63
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