Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Caranx crysos – Blue runner. Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s): Caranx fusus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Common Name(s): blue runner [English]. The Blue Runner, Caranx crysos. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine.

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Mediterranean common only in southern part.

The blue runner is a highly important species to commercial fisheries throughout parts of its range. The anal fin consists of 2 anteriorly detached spines followed by 1 spine and 19 to 21 soft rays. There has been some suggestion that the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballusthe green jackmay be conspecific with C.

Carajx of the Gulf of Mexico: Larvae and juveniles live pelagicallyoften under sargassum mats or jellyfish until they move inshore.

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For further info about Caranx crysosyou can also look up this species under:. Importance of zooplankton in the diets of Blue Runner Caranx crysos near offshore petroleum platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

Some authors have attributed this northward migration to rising sea surface temperaturespossibly the result of climate change. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands”. Help keep this site advertisement free by cryos a donation through PayPal. Monografia dei Carangini viventi nel Mediterraneo Pisces, Perciformes. Vertebrados — Parte 1.


The blue runner’s colour varies from bluish green ccrysos olive green dorsally, becoming silvery grey to brassy below. The species has many common nameswith the most common being ‘blue runner’. Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing.

Analisis taxonomico y consideraciones filogeneticas sobre las especies cubanas del genero Caranx Teleostei, Perciformes, Carangidae. Pisces Carangidae e ai suoi rapporti con le forme affini. Atlante dei pesci delle Coste italiane.

Mitchill inbased on a specimen taken from the waters of New York BayUSA carans was designated to be the holotype. University of Texas Press. Comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state borders.

Several studies have shown the species congregates around floating buoy-like fish aggregating devices FADsboth in shallower waters, as well as in extremely deep m waters, indicating the species may move around pelagically. There havw been suggestions that the blue runner may be conspecific with the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballus green jackalthough no specific studies have been undertaken to examine this caranc.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Caranx crysos (Mitchill, )

The fishes of New York, described and arranged. Retrieved 22 May Mondo Sommerso, Milano, 9 vol: They can grow to over 2 cwranx in length.

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Upper jaw with an irregular series of moderate canines flanked by an inner band; teeth in lower jaw essentially in a single row.

There are 25 vertebrae present.

The other clue that you are seeing a Blue Runner is that Bar Jack almost always swim with their dorsal fin erect, the Blue Runners almost always have theirs down, giving their top and bottom lines a straighter appearance. The blue runner is primarily an inshore fish throughout most of its range, however it is known to live on reefs in water depths greater than m.

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Blue runner

The blue runner is of high importance to fisherieswith an annual catch of between and tonnes taken from the Americas in the last five years. Juveniles often have 7 dark vertical bands on their body. Blennioideipp. Mitchill, Caranx crysos Mitchill, Diagnosis: Caranx crysos Mitchill, Scientific synonyms and common names Caranx crysos Mitchill, Synonyms: