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Yellow Jack

(Carangoides bartholomaei)



Maturity at: 32 cm in length

Max Published Size: 100 cm and 31 pounds

TnT Record: 26 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round

IUCN status: Least concern



General Information: Adults are often found in offshore reefs and and coastal coral reefs. Juveniles can be seen near shore on seagrass beds or often associated jellyfish or floating Sargassum. Normally a solitary species but sometimes can form small groups. They feed on small fishes. Spawning occurs offshore from February to October. Flavor considered fair to good.  In Tobago is often found between 60 and 100 ft deep near rocks and coral reefs and specially up current from any major structure.

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