30 lbs french amberjack

30 lbs french amberjack

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Wed, 2006-10-04 02:41

Surely this is a Sambo?

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nope, thats an amber

Wed, 2006-10-04 08:43

nope, thats an amber

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Top Amber

Wed, 2006-10-04 09:20

Surely does look like a samsonfish, but yep, I'm thinking amberjack as well. Great to see that your fishwrecked shirt is bringing you some luck Jeje. :)


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sambos and amberjacks

Wed, 2006-10-04 10:32

Samson Fish

Closely related to the amberjack and yellowtail kingfish, the samsonfish, Seriola hippos, is a bluish green above fading to a yellowish white below. Young specimens often have brownish vertical stripes along the body. These fish grow to a weight of 51 kg (1131b) and young specimens make good eating. Major difficulties arise when record claims are made on one of the three above mentioned species: amberjack are known as samsonfish in Western Australia, while in some waters they are called allied kingfish. To make matters even more confusing, the yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi, has been found to be identical to the American amberjack. The main differences between the samsonfish and the other two species are that the samsonfish has red teeth, a deeper body and a more rounded head than its relatives. The name samsonfish comes from their amazing strength and robust fighting qualities when hooked. They are quite common in New South Wales waters, where they swim in small schools or pairs as they become larger, and are also found in southern Queensland, South Australia and to Shark Bay in Western Australia.

family: Carangidae
order: Perciformes
class: Osteichthyes

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hello guys

Wed, 2006-10-04 18:17

hello guys

this latin fish's name is seriola dumerili. That's our french amberjack. It's could go up to 80 kilos.