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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Fishes of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Caranx crysos Mitchill, Blennioideipp.

Blue runner

The blue runner’s colour varies from bluish green to olive green dorsally, becoming silvery grey to brassy below. Larvae and juveniles live pelagicallyoften under sargassum mats or jellyfish until they move inshore.

Blue runner is also of high importance to recreational fisheries, with anglers often taking the species both for food and to cyrsos as bait. Crrysos 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’. Retrieved 14 April VI,Perciformi Trichiuroidei.

Please Consider Supporting this Site. Retrieved 13 November McKenney et al, These names are considered invalid junior synonyms under ICZN rules. The blue runner is a fast-swimming predator which primarily takes small benthic fishes as prey in inshore waters.

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Images Caranx crysos map. Analisis taxonomico y consideraciones filogeneticas sobre las especies cubanas del genero Caranx Teleostei, Perciformes, Carangidae. The blue runner normally moves either in small schools or as solitary individuals, [9] although large aggregations of up to 10, individuals are known in unusual circumstances. The species also has a dusky spot which may not be distinct on the upper operculum.

Marine Species Identification Portal : Blue runner – Caranx crysos

For further info about Caranx crysosyou can also look up this species under: Comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state borders. The blue runner is classified within the genus Caranxone of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies.

Mediterranean common only in southern part. Journal of Coastal Research. Juveniles often have 7 dark vertical bands on their body. Caranx pisquetus Cuvier, in Cuv. Woods N’ Water, Inc. Mondo Sommerso, Milano, 9 vol: Blue Runners are seen much less often than Bar Jacks because they tend to stay in open water. The oldest known individual was 11 years old based on otolith rings.

Early development and larval distribution of the Carangid Fish Caranx crysos Mitchill. If you have found this site useful, educational or fun, please consider lending your support to it’s continuation.

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.

The species inhabits both inshore and offshore environments, predominantly over reefshowever it is known to congregate around large man made offshore structures such as oil platforms. 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.


Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. There has been some suggestion that the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballusthe green jackmay be conspecific with C. Fish living offshore feed nearly exclusively on zooplankton.

Blue runner – Wikipedia

Help keep this site advertisement free by making a donation through PayPal. The species has many common nameswith the most common being ‘blue runner’. Importance of zooplankton in the diets of Blue Runner Caranx crysos crhsos offshore petroleum platforms in the Northern Xrysos of Mexico. Dactilopteroideipp. Artisanal fisheries in Santa Catarina Island have shown blue runner to be third most important and abundant species, making up 5.

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The blue runner is distributed across the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from Brazil to Canada in the western Atlantic and from Angola to Great Britain including the Mediterranean in the east Atlantic.

The cryxos was first scientifically described by the American ichthyologist Samuel L. Sud4 3A: Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology. Due to its abundance, it may be one of the primary species in a fishery.