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Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS - Caranx hippos

 

Description: color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent black spot on operculum (gill cover); black spot at the base of each pectoral fin; no scales on throat.

 

Similar Fish: other Caranx.

 

Where found: common in both INSHORE waters and the open sea.

 

Size: usually 3 to 5 pounds.

*Florida Record: 51 lbs.

 

Remarks: tolerates a wide range of salinities; schools corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that can be seen at great distances; feeds mainly on small fish; peak spawning occurs OFFSHORE from March through September.

 

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