Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. In the Western Atlantic from Cape Cod, USA to northern Argentina, the distribution in the East Atlantic is unclear. It has been caught off Portugal, the Azores, Madeira, England and Lampedusa Island in the Mediterranean. In the Indo-Pacific from Kenya to South Africa and to the Japanese Ryukyu Islands in the North and south to New Caledonia, it does not occur in the Red Sea and French Polynesia; in the Eastern Pacific from USA to Peru, including Galapagos Islands. The almaco jack has a less elongated body than its relative the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili). The upper profile is more convex than the lower. This fish is generally dusky-colored with faint olive or amber vertical stripes at the sides. The upper body and lower fins are usually dark blue-green, olive or dark brown. The belly is lighter and appears lavender to brassy. Most fish shows a dark-brown bar that runs from the eye backwards across the neck (the so called nuchal bar). A faint amber lateral stripe extending backward from the eye is frequently present at freshly caught fish. © R. Balkow/www.getawaytours.eu 59
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