Fish ID

AFRICAN POMPANO – Alectis ciliaris

Family Carangidae, JACKS

Description: Body is deep and compressed. Coloration is metalic -blue above, silvery below. Snout is blunt. Pelvic fins are longer than the maxilla. Second dorsal and anal fins are falcate.

Size: to 91cm (3 ft.) and 19 kg (42 lbs)

Where found: Young are found in the open ocean. Adults are found to depths of 55m (180 ft.) often associated with reefs, wrecks and rock ledges.

Remarks: Great fighter and good to eat. Often found in schools over structure.

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