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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-12

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-12Amberjacks neiThis category includes species in the genus Seriola in the family Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos).

From FishStat, 97% capture “Amberjacks nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean.

From fishbase.org, species in the genus Seriola are as follows. All are of some commercial or subsistence use.

Guinean amberjack Seriola carpenteri. Max size: 72.5 cm TL (male/unsexed).
Greater amberjack Seriola dumerili. Max size: 190 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 80.6 kg.
Lesser amberjack Seriola fasciata. Max size: 67.5 cm FL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 4,600 g.
Samson fish Seriola hippos. Max size: 150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 53.1 kg.
Yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi. Max size: 250 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 96.8 kg.
Fortune jack Seriola peruana. Max size: 57.0 cm FL (male/unsexed).
Japanese amberjack. Seriola quinqueradiata. Max size: 150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 40.0 kg.
Almaco jack Seriola rivoliana. Max size: 160 cm FL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 59.9 kg.
Banded rudderfish Seriola zonata. 75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 5,200 g.

The 2 largest species are Yellowtail amberjack and Greater amberjack. Greater amberjack is taken as the 'largest species' because it has the greater EMW of these two (see EMW-245 and EMW-347). The smallest species is Fortune jack.

These are distributed in the Pacific Ocean.