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More on author: Linnaeus. Absent from eastern Lesser Antilles Ref. Indian Ocean records are probably misidentifications of Caranx ignobilis. Reports from Pacific refer to Caranx caninus, which may be conspecific. Diagnosis: Scutes on lateral line 23 Ref. No scales on chest Ref.

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More on author: Linnaeus. Absent from eastern Lesser Antilles Ref. Indian Ocean records are probably misidentifications of Caranx ignobilis. Reports from Pacific refer to Caranx caninus, which may be conspecific. Diagnosis: Scutes on lateral line 23 Ref. No scales on chest Ref. Upper profile of head steep Ref. Maxilla ending approximately below Ref. Front of soft dorsal and anal fins elevated; olivaceous to bluish green dorsally, silvery to brassy on the sides; prominent black spot posteriorly on gill cover at level of eye, another at upper axil of pectoral fins, and often a third on lower pectoral rays; caudal yellowish Ref.

Adults ascend rivers Ref. Juveniles abundant in brackish estuaries with muddy bottoms, near sandy beaches and on seagrass beds Ref. They form fast-moving schools, although larger fish may be solitary. They feed on smaller fish, shrimp, and other invertebrates Ref. Often grunts or croaks are heard when caught. Eggs are pelagic Ref. Collaborators Smith-Vaniz, W.

Desoutter, Quero, J. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha eds.

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Caranx hippos

The anal fin has one or two detached anterior spines, with 1 spine and between 14 and 19 soft rays. The caudal fin is strongly forked. All species have moderate to very strong scutes on the posterior section of their lateral lines. All members of Caranx are all generally silver to grey in colour, with shades of blue or green dorsally, while some species have coloured spots on their flanks. Fin colours range from hyaline to yellow, blue and black. They inhabit a range of environments including sand flats, bays , lagoons , reefs , sea mounts and estuaries.

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