Highfin Amberjack, <i>Serial rivoliana</i> Click to enlarge image
Highfin Amberjack, Seriola rivoliana Image: Peter Cumming
© Peter Cumming

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    rivoliana
    Genus
    Seriola
    Family
    Carangidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 1m in length.

Introduction

The Highfin Amberjack is greenish or brownish above and pale below. It is found in tropical waters (and some temperate waters) worldwide.

Identification

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.

Distribution

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.



References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. 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.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  6. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.