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what is this fish

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Jul 12, 2004

the second fish starting from the bottom, just above the Seriola dumerili;
it's only the second time in two years I see this fish.
It certainly isn't Trachurus trachurus as certian mermbers of the forum I'm in think;
it looks like Seriola dumerili, only it has scales, its dorsal fins are more anterior, and have spines(6 or 7), the lateral line is also curved, but protrudes near the tail(like trachurus trachurus)
I think that is a Caranx caninus
We call them Jurel here. They swim with the AJ in shoals
That's what we call a Yellow Jack in the Florida. They get pretty big. Attached are a few pics of some my buddies and I shot throughout the past year.


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I don't think it's a yellow jack. They do not exist in the Med. It probably a "false scad" Caranx rhonchus . Click on it to see the description at fishbase.
Those are some nice jacks, though. Here's a couple I got locally recently.



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Hi Angelos,

Maybe you're right, but it sure looks like one before it is fully grown. The smaller ones I've seen aren't as darkly colored, and don't have the pronounced steep forehead the really big ones develop... Then again, Roi (pacific type grouper) and lion fish are't supposed to be on our coast either, and they definitely are around, so maybe some of these YJ made the trip the the other side...

That's a nice one you're holding up in the pic. He looks like he must have been pushing 20# or so...

Take care,

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