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Caranx ruber (Bar jack; Skip-jack; Skipjack; Runner; Skip jack; Red jack; Rainbow crevalle; Point nose; Passing Jack; Neverbite; Jack; Greenback; Crevalli; Crevalle jack; Blue striped cavalla; Blue runner; Blackjack)

Synonyms: Carangoides ruber; Scomber ruber
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Wikipedia Abstract

The bar jack (Caranx ruber) (also known as the carbonero, red jack, blue-striped cavalla and passing jack) is a common species of inshore marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae. The bar jack is distributed through the western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey and Bermuda in the north to Venezuela and possibly Brazil in the south, with the largest population in the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies. The bar jack is most simply distinguished from similar jacks by its dark horizontal bar which runs along the back and down the caudal fin, often accompanied by an electric blue stripe immediately below it. Other more detailed differences include dentition and soft ray counts. The bar jack is a moderately large species, growing to a recorded maximum of 65 cm and a weight of 6.8 kg. The s
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)[2]
Abylopsis tetragona[2]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[2]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[2]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[2]
Acartia lilljeborgi[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[2]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[2]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[2]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[2]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[2]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[3]
Anchoa lyolepis (Spotcheeked ghostfish)[2]
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Centropyge argi (Pygmy angelfish)[2]
Chaenopsis ocellata (Bluethroat Pikeblenny)[2]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[2]
Cosmocampus brachycephalus (Crested pipefish)[2]
Dioithona oculata[2]
Diphyes bojani[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[2]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[2]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[3]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eudoxoides spiralis[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[2]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[2]
Halichoeres maculipinna (Slippery okra)[2]
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)[3]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[2]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[2]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lensia subtiloides[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Ophioblennius atlanticus (Devilfish)[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[2]
Scartella cristata (Molly miller)[2]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[2]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[2]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[3]
Scarus taeniopterus (Blue chub)[2]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[2]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[2]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[2]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[2]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[3]
Stegastes planifrons (Yellow damselfish)[3]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[2]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[2]
Temora stylifera[2]
Temora turbinata[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Mycteroperca interstitialis (Yellowmouth grouper)1
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)2
Noctilio leporinus (greater bulldog bat)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Rhinoptera bonasus (Skeete)1
Rhizoprionodon lalandii (Sharpnose shark)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel)1
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)1
Sphyraena guachancho (Sockeye)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)2
Thunnus atlanticus (Deep-bodied tunny)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)2

Predators

Carcharhinus longimanus (Whitetip whaler)[2]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[2]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)[2]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[2]
Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern)[2]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[3]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[3]
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)[3]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[2]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alcicornis carangis[4]
Alcicornis siddiqi <Unverified Name>[4]
Alcicornis siddiqii[2]
Allopyragraphorus hippos[2]
Allopyragraphorus incomparabilis[4]
Bucephalus margaritae[4]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[4]
Cemocotyle carangis[4]
Cemocotyle noveboracensis[2]
Dinurus tornatus[4]
Ectenurus lepidus[4]
Gorgorhynchoides elongatus[4]
Opecoeloides brachyteleus[4]
Phyllodistomum carangis[2]
Protomicrocotyle celebesensis[2]
Protomicrocotyle mirabilis[4]
Pseudempleurosoma caranxi[4]
Stephanostomum aulostomi[4]
Stephanostomum cubanum[4]
Stephanostomum ditrematis[4]
Stephanostomum manteri[4]
Stephanostomum sentum[2]
Tergestia laticollis[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: New Jersey (USA), Bermuda, and Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626). Most common in the West Indies (Ref. 26938).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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