Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle (Caranx hippos)


Description: Color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly. Soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size. Prominent black spot on operculum (gill cover). Black spot at the base of each pectoral fin. No scales on throat.

Similar fish: Caranx.

Where found: Common in both inshore waters and the open sea.

Size: 3-5 pounds.

Remarks: Tolerates a wide range of salinities. Schools corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that can be seen for great distances. Feeds mainly on small fish. Peak spawning occurs offshore form March through September. [back to top]

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