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
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.