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Caranx hippos - Crevalle Jack

Caranx hippos - Crevalle Jack

The crevalle jack is a large silvery fish with a yellowish tinted tail and dark splotches on its pectoral fins. It also has an additional dark spot on its gill cover and its dorsal and tail fins have dark tips. Crevalle jacks are capable of growing to 3-1/2 feet, but most are between 1 and 2-1/2 feet. They prefer open water to reefs and are usually found from the surface to depths of 130 feet.


Distribution, Stock Structure and Migration
Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Uruguay, including the Greater Antilles. Absent from eastern Lesser Antilles.


Habitat
Reef-associated; oceanodromous; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 350 m.


Diet
Feed on smaller fish, shrimp, and other invertebrates.


Quick Fact
Often grunts or croaks when caught.


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