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| Common names: crevalle-jack (English), jurel (Espanol) |
Caranx caninus Günther, 1867
Body moderately compressed, a moderately deep oblong; mouth reaches past eye; top jaw with an outer row of canines and an inner band of fine teeth; lower jaw with one row of teeth; gill rakers (excluding rudiments) 3-6 + 15-17; margin of body at rear of gill chamber without papillae; pectoral fins longer than head; dorsal rays VIII + I, 19-21; anal rays II + I, 16-17; dorsal and anal fins not followed by finlets; lateral line with a pronounced, moderately long anterior arch, straight part with 35-42 strong scutes; breast scaled except for a small area in front of pelvic fins, and on base of pectoral fin.
Greenish blue or bluish black on back, silvery white to yellowish or golden on lower side; black spot on gill cover; lower corner of pectoral fin with a black blotch; yellowish tail and anal fins.
Size: attains 100 cm; 17.7kg.
Habitat: common in estuaries.
Depth: 3-350 m.
Southern California to the Gulf of California to Peru, and the Revillagigedos, Galapagos, Cocos and Malpelo.