Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Carangidae > Caranx > Caranx crysos

Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli; Yellow mackerel; Yaru boca abau; Yara yag; White back cavalli; Runner; Mackerel; Jack; Horse mackerel; Hardtailed jack; Hardtail; Hardnose; Green jack; Golden jack; Crevalle; Boca abou; Bluestripe jack; Blue runner; Black jack)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The blue runner, Caranx crysos (also known as the bluestripe jack, Egyptian scad, hardtail jack and hardnose), is a common species of moderately large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae. The blue runner is distributed across the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from Brazil to Canada in the western Atlantic and from Angola to Great Britain including the Mediterranean in the east Atlantic. The blue runner is distinguished from similar species by several morphological features, including the extent of the upper jaw, gill raker count and lateral line scale counts. The blue runner is known to reach a maximum length of 70 cm and 5.05 kg in weight, but is much more common below 35 cm. The species inhabits both inshore and offshore environments, predominantly over reefs, however it is kn
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Adult Weight [1]  6.124 lbs (2.778 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  11 years

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Farranula gracilis[3]
Latreutes fucorum (slender sargassum shrimp)[3]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[4]
Urocorycaeus lautus[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap



Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Cyprus; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean, St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), and Ascension Island. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783). Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Brazil (Ref. 7251), including the Gulf of Me; Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean, St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), and Ascension Island. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783). Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Brazil (Ref. 7251), including the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626) and the Caribbean. In the tropical Eastern Pacific, it is replaced by <i>Caranx caballus</i> Günther 1869, which may be conspecific.; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; France; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Lebanon; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Madeira Islands; Malta; Martinique; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Monaco; Montserrat; Morocco; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK);

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5Diet of Wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri, from the Northcentral Gulf of Mexico, JAMES S. FRANKS, ERIC R. HOFFMAYER, JAMES R. BALLARD, NIKOLA M. GARBER, and AMBER F. GARBER, Proceedings of the 60th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute November 5 - 9, 2007 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, p. 353-362
6Jorrit 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.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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