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Caranx hippos. This large fish is wonderfully abundant in the Atlantic Ocean, and popular resource for both commercial and sports fishers alike. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Caranx hippos – Crevalle jack. (ofScomber hippos Linnaeus, ) Linnaeus C. (). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum.

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Caribbean Coral Reef Fishery Resources A second edition of The biology, ecology, exploitation, and management of Caribbean reef fishes: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Archived from the original PDF on Caranx crysos nec Mitchill: The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses caranxx conservation status of species. Inshore Salt Water Fishing: The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic.

The crevalle jack has been found to spawn in both tropical and subtropical environments. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year In uippos inshore environment, crevalle jack inhabit shallow flats, sandy bays[15] beachesseagrass beds, shallow reef complexes [5] and lagoons.

Crevalle jack

Discover Fishes Caranx hippos. Dietary shifts with both age, location and season have been demonstrated, which led some researchers to postulate the species is indiscriminant in its feeding habits. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Portugal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean. A female of Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. This is influenced by the life stage of the cxranx. Lozano y Rey, L. The only amateur catch data available are from the US, which has an annual catch of around to tonnes per year.


These catches are much larger than in the east, with hauls of between and 38 tonnes per year recorded sincedaranx catches since only range between and 10 tonnes. This page was last edited on 18 Juneat Although these names are no longer valid, these included Scomber carangus BlochCaranx carangus BlochCaranx carangua LacepedeCaranx erythrurus LacepedeCaranx antilliarum BennettCaranx defensor DeKayTrachurus cordyla GronowCaranx esculentus GirardCaranx hippos caninus Guntherand Caranx hippos tropicus Nichols Eggs are pelagic Ref.

The crevalle jack is a powerful, predatory fish, with extensive studies showing the species consumes a variety of small fish, with invertebrates such as prawnsshrimpscrabsmolluscs and cephalopods also of minor importance.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Caranx hippos (Linnaeus, )

Usually adults measure around 24 inches long; it has been caught and measured almost 40 inches long. Juveniles are also present in lagoons year round in this location, indicating year round spawning and recruitment. Caranx itself is part of the larger jack and horse mackerel family Carangidaea group of percoid fishes in the order Perciformes.

Scutes on lateral line 23 Ref. They form fast-moving schools, xaranx larger carqnx may be solitary.

Caranx hippos, Crevalle jack : fisheries, gamefish

Caranx hippos Linnaeus Images Caranx hippos map Caranx catanx 2 from Bloch, Many older publications list the species range as from the eastern Pacificwhich now is known to represent the Pacific crevalle jack and is considered a distinct species. The species is more active during the day than the night, with larger catches in fisheries taken during the day, also.

Young Caranx in the Western North Atlantic.

It is an important sport fish, and is exploited hiippos its range. This serves to blend in with the water from a predator searching from above, and to blend with the sunlight from a predator hunting from below.


Ina crevalle jack caught by fishermen off South Carolina displayed swollen, bulbous mandibles.

Crevalle Jack Crevalle jack. Crevalle jack Scientific classification Kingdom: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. In Trinidad, recreational fishermen also may sell their catch, which adds to the overall quantity of fish sold. You can continue searching for Caranx hippos on one of these Web sites: Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

Juveniles have around five dark vertical bands on their sides, with these fading at adulthood. They are present all year round in the Gulf of Mexico, with a peak in abundance hippls the summer months due to spawning peaks. The caudal fin is strongly forked, and the pectoral fins are falcate, being longer than the length of cranx head. The crevalle jack inhabits both inshore and offshore waters to depths of around m, predominantly over reefsbays, lagoons varanx occasionally estuaries.

Often grunts or croaks are heard when caught. Peces fisoclistos, Subserie Toracicos.

Habitat The crevalle jack is found in oceanic, estuarine or riverine environments. Ueber Zwey Merkwurdige Fisch-Arten. In the Americas, the reported annual catch has ranged between and tonnes sincewith catches since ranging between and tonnes. The larval and juvenile growth has been extensively studied, with the oldest known individual 17 years of daranx. Generally in neritic waters over the continental shelf Ref.