Amberjack, Seriola dumerili is a pelagic species, that is, it spends most of its life in the open sea. However, it happens that almost always in autumn and sometimes in spring it approaches the coasts in search of food and stays here for a few months and then returns to the blue of the open sea.
The younger specimens approach mid or late August, then follow the older ones to stay until October, November. This habit is typical of the trevally of the Mediterranean Sea and the Amberjack reaches the largest size, being able to reach 2 meters in length and 70-100 kg in weight.
In this video we see three young specimens chasing a flock of Atherina boyeri, small fish similar to anchovies that form the food base of many predators and that stop a few seconds from their hunting action, probably intrigued by the diver.
Amberjack or Yellowtail (Seriola dumerili Risso 1810) is a marine fish belonging to the Carangidae family.
Distribution and habitat
It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, near India and in the Atlantic Ocean, from 0 to 360 meters deep, more often between 20 and 70 meters.
It is the largest fish of the trevally family, being able to reach 2 meters in length and 70-100 kg in weight. It is a pelagic fish characterized by a silvery blue color, with a longitudinal line of gold color, a swallowtail and two dorsal fins, the first short and the second long. It has an oblique brown bar that crosses the eye, which is also golden.