Gafftopsail Pompano (Trachinotus rhodopus)

Also known as Palometa, Pompanito

Description

Also known as Palometa, Pompanito.

Found in pairs or schools over sandy areas of clear water rocky reefs.
They feed on fish and small invertebrates.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Eastern Pacific

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.de/summary/Trachinotus-rhodopus.html

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