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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Fisheries, Reefs, and Offshore Development. These names are considered invalid junior synonyms under ICZN rules. Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.

Retrieved from ” https: These pictures were taken just off the shores in about 10 feet of water. Studies around these platforms has found blue runner feed with equal intensity during both day and night, with larger prey such as fish taken preferentially at night, with smaller crustaceans taken during the day. Scale and scute development of the Carangid fish Caranx chrysos Mitch.

Blue runner

Fin colour also varies, with all fins ranging crysis to dusky or hyaline to olive green. Other less commonly used names include ‘bluestripe jack’, ‘Egyptian scad’, ‘hardtail jack’, ‘hardnose’, ‘white back cavalli’, ‘yellow tail cavalli’, as well as a variety of broad names such as ‘mackerel’, ‘runner’ and ‘crevalle’.


Mitchill inbased on a specimen taken from the waters of New York BayUSA which was designated to be the holotype. Dactilopteroideipp.

Views Read Edit View history. Intorno a Caranx fusus Geoffr. The oldest known individual was 11 years old based on otolith rings.

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The availability of fisheries statistics for the species is variable throughout its range, with the Americas having separate statistics kept for the species, while in Africa and Europe it is lumped crsos with other carangids in statistics. Juveniles often have 7 dark vertical bands on their body.

Shoulder girdle cleithrum margin smooth, without papillae. Blennioideipp.

Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing. Caranx pisquetus Cuvier, in Cuv. You can continue searching for Caranx crysos on one of these Web sites:. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands”. Caribbean Coral Reef Fishery Resources A second edition of The biology, ecology, exploitation, and management of Caribbean reef fishes: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Retrieved 19 May Fishes of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Blue Runner Caranx crysos Blue Runners are seen much less often than Bar Jacks because they tend to stay in open water. University of Texas Press. Young Caranx in the Western North Atlantic. Juvenile fish are also known to inhabit the shallow waters of inshore lagoons, taking refuge around mangroves [9] or in seagrass amongst coral reef patches.


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Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France, Paris, I, McKenney et al, Caranx crysos Mitchill, Catalogo de los peces ibericos: For further info about Caranx crysosyou can also look up this species under: 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.

There are a total of 86 to 98 scales and scutes over the entire lateral line. The blue runner has a reputation as an excellent gamefish on light tackle, taking both fish baits, as well a variety of lures including hard-bodied bibbed lures, spoons, metal jigs and soft plastic jigs. There has been some suggestion that the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballusthe green jackmay be conspecific with C.