Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); fischeri: Named for Dr. Walter Fischer.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 53.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58464)
soft rays: 17 - 19;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is a member of the Caranx hippos complex characterized by the following: segmented dorsal-fin rays 21-23 (exceptional 24); segmented anal-fin rays 17-19, usually 18; posttemporal bones hyperossified in specimens larger than 20 cm FL; cleithrum, first pterygiophore of dorsal and anal fins, and neural spines of vertebrae relatively slender and never hyperossified; for individuals > 20 cm FL, heights of longest dorsal- and anal-fin rays both 0.7-1.3 in HL; in adults, anal-fin lobe white anteriorly and remainder of fin gray to brown (Ref. 58464).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
African coast from Mauritania south at least to Maçamedes, southern Angola, historically present in the Mediterranean Sea.
Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and K.E. Carpenter, 2007. Review of the crevalle jacks, Caranx hippos complex (Teleostei: Carangidae), with a description of a new species from West Africa. Fish. Bull. 105(2):207-233.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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) .