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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The species is found varanx the Greater Antilleshowever it is absent from the leeward Lesser Antilleswith its distribution being patchy throughout other Caribbean archipelagos. However, larger individuals may be found swimming the waters alone.

Crevalle jack

You can continue searching for Caranx hippos on one of these Web sites: There is an area of dark pigment above the hippod that appears at 1. Crevalle cafanx readily accept any style of lure, including hard-bodied spoons, jigs, plugs and poppers, as well as flies and soft rubber lures.

English language common names include crevalle jackblack cavalla, blacktailed trevally, caballi, cabalo, common jack, couvalli jack, crevelle jack, green jack, horse crevalle, horse mackerel, horse-eye jack, kingfish, trevally, and yellow cavalli.

Caribbean Coral Reef Fishery Resources A second edition of The biology, ecology, exploitation, and management of Caribbean reef fishes: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The crevalle jack’s colour ranges from brassy green to blue carqnx bluish-black dorsally, becoming silvery white or golden ventrally.


Journal of Natural History. Gillrakers including rudiments upper, lower on first gill arch. The species is considered of good to poor quality table fareand is sold fresh, frozen, or preserved, or as fishmeal or oil at market.

Often grunts or croaks are heard when caught.

Absent from eastern Lesser Antilles Ref. Usually adults measure around 24 inches long; it has been caught and measured almost 40 inches long.

Otolith and vertebrae studies have proved useful in determining the age and thus growth patterns of the species, with other methods including scale and fin ray sectioning having lesser value. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The crevalle jack Caranx hipposalso known as the common jackblack-tailed trevallycouvalli jackblack cavallijack crevale or yellow cavalliis a common species of large marine fish classified within the jack family, Carangidae.

Adults that move offshore generally do not leave continental shelf waters, however still penetrate to depths of m, [9] and possibly deeper. Crevalle Jack Crevalle jack. Evidence from laboratory studies indicates crevalle jack are able to coordinate their feeding and spawning aggregations over coral reefs based on the release of dimethylsulfoniopropionate DMSP from the reef.

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. It is common in fish taken off the coasts of Massachusetts and Florida. It was first referred to as Caranx hippos in and this name is still in use. Journal of Fish Biology.


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Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Between the seventh and the eighth spines of the adult there is an overgrowth of skin. These black bars are present until the fish reaches a size of 6. Caranx hippos was first described by Linnaeus in as Scomber hippos. Taxonomy Caranx hippos was first described by Linnaeus in as Scomber hippos.

After the juvenile reaches a size of 1. Through the years, it has appeared under a variety hippoos different names. The eggs of the crevalle jack are between. This is influenced by the life stage of the fish. Retrieved from ” https: South of Floridathis period is between March hppos September, [32] in Cuba it is April and May, [5] while in Jamaica no definitive peak has yet been identified.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They have a diameter of 0. Journal hiopos Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.