National Geographic : 1922 Jan
AMBER JACK (Seriola lalandi)[upper]; YELLOW JACK OR RUNNER (Caranx ruber) [lower] Living near the surface of the water and often frequenting old wrecks and open waterways, the AmberJack iscommon among theFlorida Keys. It feeds on small fishes and mollusks, and takes the hook readily, being unexcelled as a fighter. It attainsalength offive orsixfeet, and aweight ofone hundred pounds or more, and is a good food fish. It is found off the coast of Florida, the Bermudas, and theWest Indies, south toBrazil, and asfarnorth as New Jersey. The Yellow Jack lives in the open waters, bays, and inlets, and feeds on small fishes and mollusks. It isagame fish ofrich flavor, and reaches aweight of ten or twelve pounds. The name ruber (red) is misapplied, as it never has this hue. It is found in the West Indies, Bermuda, and north toWoods Hole, being common among the Florida Keys.