Ecology of Caranx latus
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Remarks A pelagic (Ref. 26340) schooling species usually found in offshore reefs (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are encountered along shores of sandy beaches, also over muddy bottoms (Ref. 9626). May penetrate into brackish water and ascend rivers. Often approach divers (Ref. 9710). Roving predator which patrol while swimming near the surface or at mid-water, lunging mainly at small fishes. Feed on benthic, rocky dweller fishes (Ref. 43310), shrimps, and other invertebrates (Ref. 3277). Seems to forage mainly at twilight (Ref. 40396).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Caranx latus may be found.


Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.16 0.39 4.30 0.75 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
From individual food items 3.88 0.62 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.03.95
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 01.07.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.08.01
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