Dark stripe (variably present) extends from nose to in front
of dorsal fin and "lights up" when fish is in feeding
mode; no scutes; soft dorsal base less than twice the length
of the anal fin base.
fish: Other Seriola.
found: Offshore species associated with rocky reefs, debris,
and wrecks, typically in 60-240 feet of water; sometimes caught
nearshore in south Florida; juveniles associate with floating
objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Common to 40 pounds.
Largest of the jacks; thought to spawn offshore throughout
much of the year; feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.