Jack, Amberjack Lesser
Little amberjack, false amberjack
The Lesser Amberjack has a large eye and ranges in coloration from dark green to brownish black with silver sides. They also usually have a darker stripe that runs from their eye to the dorsal fin. Juvenile fish can have bars or stripes but lose them as they age.
Habitat & Behaviour
The Lesser Amberjack can be found in coastal waters at mid-depths (180-410ft) but can also be found on the sea floor in open water.
The Lesser Amberjack subsists on a diet of cephalopods and smaller fish.
Reef fish like the Amberjack require anglers to use dehooking tools and venting tools to safely release the fish. When releasing keep in water, remove hook with pliers or dehooker and vent accordingly if you brought it up from a deep depth. A smooth fish with no sharp teeth or gill plates. When landing you can net them easily due to their smaller size.