Horse-Eye Jack [Caranx latus]


The Horse-eye Jack, Caranx latus, is a gamefish and minor commercial fish in the family Carangidae. It is also known as the Big-eye jack, and is similar in appearance to the Crevalle jack, although the head of a Horse-eye jack is not as blunt. Horse-eye jack are known to feed on smaller fish and on many invertebrates such as shrimp and crab.

Horse-eye jack are commonly found in the subtropical Atlantic ocean from Bermuda and the northern Gulf of Mexico south to Rio de Janero. In the Eastern Atlantic, they are found from St. Paul’s Rocks to Ascension Island and, rarely, the Gulf of Guinea. Horse-eye jack are pelagic. They can be found on reefs and off shore rigs. Juveniles can be found close to shore along sandy and muddy bottoms. Horse-eye jack are known to penetrate brackish water and can live in the mouths of some rivers. They are typically found in salt water up to 140m  in depth [description: Wikipedia]

   Picture: Cozumel, Mexico by Sami Salmenkivi