Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos)
Etymology: Caranx: French, carangue, the name of a Caribbean fish; 1836 (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; non-migratory. Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 50.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 85.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 12.5 kg (Ref. 11228)
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia.
Inhabits clear coastal waters, over rocky reefs. Seldom found in turbid or estuarine waters. Adults in small aggregations near coral reefs. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Sold fresh and dried salted in markets. Excellent food fish if cooked properly (Ref. 12484).
Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01731 (-0.12456 - 0.15917), b=2.96 (2.88 - 3.04), based on LWR estimates for species & genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .