Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Caranx crysos – Blue runner. Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s): Caranx fusus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Common Name(s): blue runner [English]. The Blue Runner, Caranx crysos. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine.
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The blue runner Caranx crysosalso known as the bluestripe jackEgyptian scadhardtail jack or hardnoseis a common species of moderately large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae.
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American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. In the eastern Atlantic the southernmost record is csranx Angolawith the blue runner distributed extensively along the west African coast up to Morocco and into the Mediterranean Sea.
Blue Runner-Jack – Caranx crysos – Caribbean Fish Identification USVI
Scombriformes, Carangiformes in Uova, larve e stadi giovanili di Teleostei. Mitchill inbased on a specimen taken from the waters of New York BayUSA which was designated to be the holotype. The blue runner is primarily an inshore fish throughout most of its range, however it is known to live on reefs in water depths greater than m.
Fish living offshore feed nearly exclusively on zooplankton. Larvae and juveniles live pelagicallyoften under sargassum mats or jellyfish until they move inshore. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Blue runner are easily attracted to any large underwater or floating device, either natural or man made. Retrieved 19 May The blue runner normally moves either in small schools or as solitary individuals,  although large aggregations of up to 10, individuals are known in unusual circumstances.
Acta Scientiarum Biological Sciences. Blue runner is also of high importance to recreational fisheries, with anglers often taking the species both for food and to use as bait. Several studies have shown the species congregates around floating buoy-like fish aggregating devices FADsboth in shallower waters, as well as in extremely deep m waters, indicating the species may move carwnx pelagically.
The blue runner reaches sexual maturity at slightly different lengths throughout its range, with all such studies occurring in the west Atlantic. The species is also a light tackle gamefishtaking baits lures and flies, but is often used as bait itself being a mediocre table fish.
A Review of the American Caranginae. Eastern Central Atlantic Vol 1. The upper jaw contains an irregular series of outer canines with an inner band of small, regularly spaced teeth, while the lower jaw contains a single band of small teeth. V,Perciformi Percoideipp. McKenney et al, The oldest known individual was 11 years old based on otolith rings. Mondo Sommerso, Milano, 9 vol: Vertebrados — Parte 1. Blue Runners are seen much less often than Bar Jacks because they tend to stay in open water.
Bulletin of Marine Science. There havw been suggestions that the blue runner may be conspecific with the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballus green jackalthough no specific studies have been undertaken to examine this relationship.
These pictures were taken just off the shores in about 10 feet of water. If you have found this site useful, educational or fun, please consider lending your support to it’s continuation. Redfish, Bluefish, Sheefish, Snook: The availability of fisheries statistics for the species is variable throughout its range, with the Americas having separate statistics kept for the species, while in Africa and Europe it is lumped in with other carangids in statistics.
Catalogo de los peces ibericos: The blue runner has a reputation as an excellent gamefish on light tackle, taking both fish baits, as well a variety of lures including hard-bodied bibbed lures, spoons, metal jigs and soft plastic jigs.