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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Mondo Sommerso, Milano, 9 vol: Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France, Paris, I, Artisanal fisheries in Santa Catarina Island have shown blue runner to be third most important and abundant species, making up 5. A Puerto Rican study found the species supplements its fish dominated diet with crabs, shrimpscopepods and other small crustaceans.

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. American Ctysos of Tropical Health and Medicine. Scientific synonyms and common names Caranx crysos Mitchill, Synonyms: Comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state borders.

Blue runner

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. They can grow to over 2 feet in length. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. In the eastern Atlantic the southernmost record is from Angolawith the blue runner distributed extensively along the west African coast up to Morocco and into the Mediterranean Sea.


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The availability of fisheries statistics for the species is variable throughout its range, with the Americas having separate statistics kept for the species, while in Africa and Europe it is lumped in with other carangids in statistics.

The other clue that you are seeing a Blue Runner is that Bar Jack almost always swim with their dorsal fin erect, the Blue Runners almost always have theirs down, giving their top and bottom lines a straighter appearance.

The blue runner is classified within the genus Caranxone of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies. These pictures were taken just off the shores in about 10 feet of water. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire,Descr.

Marine Species Identification Portal : Blue runner – Caranx crysos

Scale and scute development of rcysos Carangid fish Caranx chrysos Mitch. Carangidae in British waters”. IV,Perciformi Mugiloidei, Percoideipp. The blue runner reaches sexual maturity at slightly different lengths throughout its range, with all such studies occurring in the west Atlantic. The blue runner is of high importance to fisherieswith an annual catch of between and tonnes taken from the Americas in the last five years.


The blue runner is a fast-swimming predator which primarily takes small benthic fishes as prey in inshore waters. Juveniles tend to inhabit shallower reef and lagoon waters, before moving to deeper waters as adults. The blue runner’s colour varies from bluish green to olive green dorsally, becoming silvery grey to brassy below.

Juveniles often have 7 dark vertical bands on their body. Please Consider Supporting this Site. Blennioideipp.

Some authors have attributed this northward migration to rising sea surface temperaturespossibly the result of climate change. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Histoire naturelle des Poissons, Paris-Strasbourg, 22 vol. Blue Runner Caranx crysos Blue Runners are seen much less often than Bar Jacks because they tend to stay cwranx open water. You can continue searching for Caranx crysos on one of these Web sites:. Mitchill inbased on a specimen taken from the waters of New York BayUSA which was designated to be the holotype.

Early development and larval distribution of the Carangid Fish Caranx crysos Mitchill.

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