CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called bonito, horse eye bonito, medregal, songoro, hirenaga-kanpachi
This species occurs in most of the world’s tropical waters, entering temperate waters in some areas. The distribution in the eastern Atlantic is not well established and it is absent from the Red Sea and French Polynesia. Almaco jacks inhabit the outer reef slopes and offshore banks, where they may form small schools. They are rarely caught in inshore waters. Young almaco jacks are often seen far offshore around floating objects.
To tell the greater amberjack from the almaco jack, look at the sec...