Caranx senegallus  Cuvier, 1833

Senegal 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: Cuvier.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 26999), usually ? - 100 m (Ref. 26999).   Tropical; 25°N - 20°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 21.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999)

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Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 2683). Feeds on fish, crabs and shrimps (Ref. 28587).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and F.H. Berry, 1981. Carangidae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic (fishing areas 34, 47 (in part) . Vol. 1. (Ref. 3195)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.