Animal Species:Highfin Amberjack, Seriola rivoliana Valenciennes, 1833
The Highfin Amberjack is greenish or brownish above and pale below. It is found in tropical waters (and some temperate waters) worldwide.
Standard Common Name
Almaco Jack, Yellow Kingfish
The Highfin Amberjack is greenish or brownish above and pale below. There is a diagonal stripe through the eye of young fish. This often become less distinct with age. The anterior lobe of the second dorsal fin is longer than the pectoral fin.
The species grows to 1m in length.
It is found in tropical waters (and some temperate waters) worldwide. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia and from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Senior Fellow
Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Highfin Amberjack, Seriola rivoliana, Carangidae, green, brown, pale underside, tropical water, temperate water, marine, Almaco Jack, Yellow Kingfish, diagonal stripe, stripes or bands, > 1m,