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   Latin: Seiola spp.

French: Seriole couronnee

German: Seriolafisch

Spanish: Medgregal coronado

Russian: Koronado-seriola

Japanese: Buri


Amberjacks are members of the "jack"fish family. The jack family also includes such fish as the pompano and the crevalle jack. The amberjack has a brownish skin that is hued lavender and golden colors. The fish also has an amber colored band that extends from the head to the tail. The greater amberjack is the largest and most important variety of the amberjacks in the temperate and tropical Atlantic. 


Commercial Aspects

 Exporting Countries
Japan, United States, Brazil, Mediterrranean and Indo-Pacific regions.

Primary Consumers
Japan, United States


Production Trends

Diet/Health Info


Amberjacks, like other fish that inhabit reef areas can ingest the organism that creates the ciguatera toxin. The fish is not affected by these toxins but they can be detrimental to the health of humans that ingest them. Because the toxin is area specific and not species specific, buyers should inquire into the orgins of any fish they purchase.

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