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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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: The juvenile has pigment spots on the anal spines and membranes, which disappear by the time its size reaches 1. Sign our Guest Book. Usually adults measure around 24 inches long; it has been hip;os and measured almost 40 inches long. The caudal fin is strongly forked, and the pectoral fins are falcate, being longer than the length of the head.

Synopsis of the carangoids of the eastern coast of North America. Learn from the Experts at Salt Water Magazine.

Reports from Pacific refer to Caranx caninuswhich may be conspecific. Young fish dispersed north by currents in the eastern Atlantic are known to migrate back to more tropical waters before the onset of winter; however, if the fish fail to migrate, mass mortalities occur as the temperature falls below the species’ tolerance limits.

Adults, on the other hand, usually occupy upstream currents, reefs, offshore areas or shallow inshore areas. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. The crevalle jack is classified within the genus Caranxone of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies. The widely variable diet of the species throughout its life stages led authors in the s and s to conclude the species was indiscriminate in its feeding habits, eating whatever was locally available.


Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: It is the most common large jack caught off the west coast of Florida. In North Americayoung individuals recruited to northern estuaries are known to move to warmer tropical waters at the onset of winter to escape possible hypothermia.

Entered by Luna, Susan M. Caranx hippos Linnaeus, The straight section contains 23 to 35 very strong scuteswith bilateral keels present on the caudal peduncle. Juveniles feed mainly on small fish and crustaceans.

The species is found throughout the Greater Antilleshowever it is absent from the leeward Lesser Antilleswith its distribution being patchy throughout other Caribbean archipelagos. In these experiments, the fish were presented with a range of size classes of the same prey species, Menidia beryllinawith the results showing they prefer to take the smallest size class possible, which contrasts with more aggressive predators, such as bluefish. The eggs of the crevalle jack are between. It is common in fish taken off the coasts of Massachusetts and Florida.

Crevalle jack Scientific classification Kingdom: The species is more active during the day than the night, with larger catches in fisheries taken during the day, also.

Crevalle jack

Pairs break off from the school to spawn, ihppos one individual turning a much darker color during this exchange. You can sponsor this page.

They are most commonly found at salinity above 30 ppt. These swellings were initially thought to be due to a copepod caraanxhowever radiographs and subsequent sectioning found them to be bony in nature.

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

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Inshore Salt Water Fishing: Histoire naturelle des Poissons, Paris-Strasbourg, 22 vol. Blennioideipp. The chest is devoid of scales with the exception of a small patch of scales in front of the pelvic fins.


Caranx hippos was first described by Linnaeus in as Scomber hippos. 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.

Caranx hippos Linnaeus, Scientific synonyms and common names Caranx hippos Linnaeus, Synonyms: The crevalle jack has been found to spawn in both tropical and subtropical environments. Taxonomy Caranx hippos was first described by Linnaeus in as Scomber hippos.

Caranx hippos

Monografia dei Carangini viventi nel Mediterraneo Pisces, Perciformes. Generally in neritic hipos over the continental shelf Ref. Larvae have been collected in areas with salinities between Mondo Sommerso, Milano, 9 vol: Food Habits The crevalle jack is a diurnal predator.

This poisoning, although it is usually self-limiting, can affect humans in many ways. The flesh is very red and dark due to the red muscle of the fish, which makes it somewhat coarse and poor tasting.

No scales on chest Ref. The species is also known to enter brackish waters, with some individuals known to penetrate far upstream; however, like most euryhaline hippps, they generally do not penetrate very far upriver.

The crevalle jack is one of the faranx abundant large carangids in the Atlantic Ocean, with at least two systematic studies placing it within the top five most abundant species of that region, namely lagoons in Nigeria and Chiapas, Mexico.

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