Palometa (Trachinotus goodei)

Also known as Banner Pompano, Camade Fish, Cobbler, Gafftopsail, Gamefish, Great Pompano, Joefish, Longfin Pompano, Old Wife, Palometa, Palometa Jack, Permit, Sand Mackerel, Streamers Jack, Wireback

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Also known as Banner Pompano, Camade Fish, Cobbler, Gafftopsail, Gamefish, Great Pompano, Joefish, Longfin Pompano, Old Wife, Palometa, Palometa Jack, Permit, Sand Mackerel, Streamers Jack, Wireback.

Found in schools close to coral formations over clear shallow coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish, insect pupae, molluscs and worms.
Juveniles found over clean sandy beaches.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 0-12m
Widespread Western Atlantic

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/1011

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