African Pompano (Alectis ciliaris)

Also known as Amberjack, Cilliated Threadfish, Cobblerfish, Cuban Jack, Diamond Trevally, Fiddler, Gamefish, Hairfish, Indian Threadfin Trevally, Pennantfish, Pennant Trevally, Round-headed Pennentfish, Scad, Shoemaker, Silver Mirrorfish, Sunfish, Thread Pompano, Threadfin, Threadfin Jackfish, Threadfin Mirrorfish, Threadfin Pompano, Threadfin Trevally, Thread-finned Trevally, Threadfish, Trevallies

Description

Also known as Amberjack, Cilliated Threadfish, Cobblerfish, Cuban Jack, Diamond Trevally, Fiddler, Gamefish, Hairfish, Indian Threadfin Trevally, Pennantfish, Pennant Trevally, Round-headed Pennentfish, Scad, Shoemaker, Silver Mirrorfish, Sunfish, Thread Pompano, Threadfin, Threadfin Jackfish, Threadfin Mirrorfish, Threadfin Pompano, Threadfin Trevally, Thread-finned Trevally, Threadfish, Trevallies.

Found singly close to bottoms over shallow parts of oceanic waters.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles found close to shores.
Juveniles diamond shaped with long trailing filaments shrinking and then disappearing with age.
Length - 130cm
Depth - 5-100m
Widespread Circumtropical

This juvenile is thought to mimic venomous jellyfish with it's long filaments.

Jacks are fast swimming fish that can roam over great distances. The larger fish hunt other fish and the smaller fish eat zooplankton. In turn they are hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/988

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the African Pompano. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

African Pompano (juvenile)

African Pompano (juvenile)

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