Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Distribution map
Links to other Web sites

Horse-eye jack
Caranx latus
Agassiz, 1831

Description:
Body silvery, with a yellow, deeply forked, tail. Dorsal and upper tail fin usually with dark tips. A black spot posteriorly on the gill cover is small or absent. The scutes of the body tend to be dusky or blackish. Pectoral fin pointed, without a spot (C. latus). The young have broad blackish bars on the body.
Size up to 1 m.

Habitat:
A pelagic schooling fish, usually found in offshore reefs. Juveniles are encountered along shores of sandy beaches, also over mud bottoms.

Distribution:
Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Remarks:
The related Crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) has a blackish blotch on the pectoral fin.

Horse-eye jack (Caranx latus)