Horse Eye Jack
Caranx latus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Pel/ Dem (Co, R, Man, S) to 100 Car Sh F
Adult: Body silvery, with a  deeply forked,
yellow tail. Dorsal and upper tail fin usually with dark tips. The eye is large in relation to body size compared to other Jacks. A black spot posteriorly on the gill cover is small or absent. The scutes of the body are usually dusky or blackish. Pectoral fin pointed, without a spot. (N.B. The closely related Crevalle Jack (Caranx hippos) has a blackish blotch on the pectoral fin base).
Juveniles: Juveniles may have broad blackish bars on the body. Youngest individuals lack yellow tail.

Found mostly in small schools around islands, reefs, offshore, and along sandy beaches, but may enter brackish waters and rivers. Maximum depth 140m. Juveniles are encountered along shores of sandy beaches, also over mud bottoms.

Life Cycle:
Forms spawning aggregations, e.g. in April, July and August, with subgroups of 15-20 fish swimming away from a larger school of about 150-700 individuals.
Horse Eye Jack
Horse Eye Trevally
Horse Eye Jack
Horse Eye Jack Juvenile
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