Caranx caballus  Günther, 1868

Green jack
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Caranx: French, carangue, the name of a Caribbean fish; 1836 (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; depth range 3 - 100 m (Ref. 9283).   Subtropical; 34°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9283); common length : 40.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9283); max. published weight: 2.8 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-21; Anal spines: 3; Vertebrae: 25

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Eastern Pacific: Santa Cruz Island, California, USA to Peru, including the Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found on the continental shelf, generally near the coast but also in deeper waters; penetrated estuaries (Ref. 9283). They feed mainly on silver-colored fishes, but also take squids, shrimps and other invertebrates (Ref. 9283). Juveniles are often found in estuarine waters (Ref. 9283). Marketed fresh, salted or dried, and smoked; also utilized as fishmeal and source of oil (Ref. 9283).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.