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Crevalle, Cavalli

(Caranx hippos)


Maturity at: 66 cm in length

Max Published Size: 124 cm and 70 pounds

TnT Record: 54 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round

IUCN status: Least concern



General Information: Generally in coastal waters over the continental shelf but sometimes offshore, with adults showing a preference for deeper waters. Adults can swim up rivers. Juveniles abundant in brackish estuaries with muddy bottoms, near sandy beaches and on seagrass beds. They form fast-moving schools, although bigger fish may be solitary. They feed on smaller fish, shrimp, and other invertebrates. Often grunts or croaks are heard when caught. Reproduces all year round. Eggs are pelagic.  The crevalle jack is a popular and highly regarded gamefish throughout its range, with the recreational catch of the species often exceeding commercial catches.


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