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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Naucratinae
Genus: Seriola

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 72.5 cm TL
Seriola carpenteri Mather, 1971

Photo by Photo by Pinheiro, P.
 
Seriola carpenteri
[Guinean amberjack]



Circumglobal. Indo-West
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Seriola dumerili (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Pontes, M.
 
Seriola dumerili
[Greater amberjack]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 67.5 cm FL
Seriola fasciata (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Seriola fasciata
[Lesser amberjack]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Seriola hippos Günther, 1876

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Seriola hippos
[Samson fish]



Circumglobal in subtropic
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Seriola lalandi Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Seriola lalandi
[Yellowtail amberjack]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm FL
Seriola peruana Steindachner, 1881

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Seriola peruana
[Fortune jack]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Seriola quinqueradiata Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Seriola quinqueradiata
[Japanese amberjack]



Circumglobal. Indo-West
Max. Length 160 cm FL
Seriola rivoliana Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Seriola rivoliana
[Longfin yellowtail]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Seriola zonata (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Seriola zonata
[Banded rudderfish]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Seriola carpenteri Guinean amberjack Eastern Atlantic 72.5 TL 1971
Seriola dumerili Greater amberjack Circumglobal. Indo-West 190 TL 1810
Seriola fasciata Lesser amberjack Western Atlantic 67.5 FL 1793
Seriola hippos Samson fish Indo-Pacific 150 TL 1876
Seriola lalandi Yellowtail amberjack Circumglobal in subtropic 250 TL 1833
Seriola peruana Fortune jack Eastern Pacific 57 FL 1881
Seriola quinqueradiata Japanese amberjack Northwest Pacific 150 TL 1845
Seriola rivoliana Longfin yellowtail Circumglobal. Indo-West 160 FL 1833
Seriola zonata Banded rudderfish Western Atlantic 75 TL 1815



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