Description: 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 anl fin base.
Similar fish: other Seriola
Where Found: OFFSHORE species associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60-240 feet of water; juveniles associate with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Size: common to 40 pounds
Remarks: largest of the jacks; thought to spawn OFFSHORE through out much of the year; feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.