Scientific Name Caranx latus
Native To Subtropical areas of the Atlantic; from New England and Bermuda down south to Brazil
Habitat Coastal and outer coral reefs
Diet Small fish, shrimp and other invertebrates
Size and Age 101 cm (39.7 in)
- Appearance: Like other trevallies and jacks, the horse-eye jacks have silver elongated bodies and triangular pectoral, anal, and dorsal fins. Their unique features are their large eyes.
- Behaviour: These fish can be gregarious and bold, especially when looking for food. They often trap their prey in pier pilings to prevent escape, thus providing an easier hunt.
- Related to: trevallies and jacks, Family Carangidae