greater amberjack

Scientific name Seriola dumerili
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1810
IUCN category LC
Family Carangidae
Genus Seriola
Seriola dumerili Seriola dumerili


Seriola dumerili, commonly known as greater amberjack, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    130 cm
  • Maximum size
    190 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    130 cm
  • Maximum size
    190 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Shape
  • Pattern

How to recognize the greater amberjack ?

The greater amberjack measures between 130 and 190 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body. The also has noir tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The greater amberjack is a fish living in small groups naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The greater amberjack is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    14 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The greater amberjack is most often found at a depth between 0m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Cultivation of the Mediterranean amberjack, Seriola dumerili (Risso, 1810), in submerged cages in the Western Mediterranean Sea - Antonio Mazzola - Eugenia Favaloro - Gianluca Sarà - - 2000.

Age, Growth, and Mortality of Greater Amberjack, Seriola Dumerili, from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Headboat Fishery - Manooch - Charles S. - Jennifer C. Potts - BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, - 1997.

Natural spawning of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) kept in captivity in the Canary Islands - S.Jerez - M.Samper - F.J.Santamaría - J.E.Villamandos - J.R.Cejas - B.C.Felipe - Elsevier Ltd - 2006.

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