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Horse-eye Jack: Caranx latus

Appearance:

Also known as big-eye jack. 

  • Front of head less steep than crevalle jack
  • Darkly colored scutes (bone-like projections) on sides, just in front of tail
  • Lack dark spots on pectoral fins
  • Dark spot on gill cover is small or absent
  • Caudal fin yellow in color
  • Belly is scaly, except in juveniles less than 3 inches long

Similar Species: Other jack species

Size: Up to 30 inches (8.5 pounds) 

Habitat:

Often found in schools near offshore reefs 

Behavior:

Diet includes fishes, shrimp and other invertebrates

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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