Scientific Name Caranx hippos
Native To Temperate and tropical Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Portugal in the north as far south as Uruguay to the west and Angola to the east
Habitat Coastal and outer reefs, lagoons, and estuaries
Diet Small fish, prawns, crustaceans, and molluscs
Size and Age 60 cm (23.6 in)
- Appearance: Similar to other jacks, crevalle jacks have deep elongated bodies and triangular pectoral, dorsal, and anal fins. Its unique golden colour and black tail are characteristics of this species.
- Related to: trevallies and jacks, Family Carangidae
- Behaviour: These fish are powerful predators. Even as juveniles they attack and eat other fish. However, they hold a widely variable diet; their food sources will change by season and year.