Amberjack, Lesser


Scientific Name:
Seriola fasciata
Fight Rating:
Normal Pointer

The lesser amberjack has an olive-green or brownish back above the lateral line and is silver below the lateral line. A dark olive-brown diagonal stripe extends from the mouth across both eyes to about the first dorsal fin. It is very similar in appearance to the greater amberjack.

Size. Reports on the size of this species vary markedly, from up to 12 inches in length to under 10 pounds.

Food and feeding habits. Lesser amberjack feed on fish and squid.

Distribution. In the western Atlantic, the lesser amberjack ranges from Massachusetts to Brazil.

Habitat. Lesser amberjack are believed to live deeper than do other amberjack, commonly in water from 180 to 410 feet deep, and to spawn in offshore waters.

Fishing Spots


Alafia River -- Unknown --

Riverview, FL
United States United States
13 8 4

Amistad Reservoir Reservoir

Del Rio, TX
United States United States
64 17 2

Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Puerto Morelos, QROO
Mexico Mexico
239 40 2 4

Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic City, NJ
United States United States
9 43 1 6

Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, SC
United States United States
9 60 7 10

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States United States

Atlantic Ocean (GA) Atlantic Ocean

Savannah, GA
United States United States

Briggs Lake(Brighton) Lake (Freshwater)

Brighton, MI
United States United States

Caribbean Sea Sea

Akumal, QROO
Mexico Mexico
17 1 2

Chokoloskee Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Everglades City, FL
United States United States
27 27 2 9 4

Dog River -- Unknown --

Mobile, AL
United States United States
18 1 2

Golfo Dulce Bay (Saltwater)

Rincon, Puntarenas
Costa Rica Costa Rica
13 50 2 26

Great East Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Acton, ME
United States United States
34 2

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Biloxi, MS
United States United States

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Venice, FL
United States United States
23 60 3 16

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Pensacola, FL
United States United States
42 2 3

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Grand Isle, LA
United States United States
1 34 1 4

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Islamorada, FL
United States United States
27 70 2 11 8

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Port O Connor, TX
United States United States
6 56 1 4

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Venice, LA
United States United States
52 57 9 37

Gulf of Mexico (AL) Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Shores, AL
United States United States
16 10 1 11 4

Gulf of Mexico (Anna Maria Island) Gulf of Mexico

Anna Maria Island, FL
United States United States
47 32 1 7 12

Gulf of Mexico(FL) Gulf of Mexico

St. George Island, FL
United States United States
2 44 4 6

Gulf Of Mexico (TX) Gulf of Mexico

Galveston, TX
United States United States
21 55 32 8

James H Floyd Lakes Lake (Freshwater)

Summerville, GA
United States United States
17 6

North Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

San Jose del Cabo, BCS
Mexico Mexico

Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Zihuatanejo, GRO
Mexico Mexico

Sea of Cortez Sea

Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Mexico Mexico

Sea of Cortez Sea

Loreto, BCS
Mexico Mexico
4 32 1 6

Stuart Beach Atlantic Ocean

Stuart, FL
United States United States
56 12 14



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