Yellow jack?

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I was hoping, now that I own the interactive DVD, I would not have to bother this forum again, but I need your help.  When I saw a few of these fish swimming near me, I immediately thought, "They look like jacks, and they have yellow markings.  I bet they are yellow jacks."  But, when I look at the photos on the DVD and compare it to my photo, it looks to both me and my wife as though the fish in my photo has a distinctively steep head, much steeper than the yellow-jack photos.  We even looked at dophinfish to see if this could be a juvenile stage.

What do you think?  Is it a yellow jack?  If not, what is it?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, Snapper Ledge (SL1), Key Largo, Florida, 28 feet, 73 degree bottom temperature.

Thank You,


Yellow Jack

Yes, that is a Yellow Jack, Carangoides bartholomaei. Yellow Jack do have a pretty rounded head - much more bulbous than the Bar Jack's.


Thank You

When I first got the Reef Set books, I thought they were wonderful.  Now that I have the interactive DVD, I think it is even better, much better.  But, the best of all is this forum.  Thank you so much for your generosity and expertise.


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