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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A Review of the American Caranginae. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Retrieved 13 November 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.

Blue runner

There are a total of 86 to 98 scales and scutes over csranx entire lateral line. The species has many common nameswith the most common being ‘blue runner’. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

Comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state borders. The blue runner’s colour varies from bluish green to olive green dorsally, becoming silvery grey to brassy below. Fisheries, Reefs, and Offshore Development.

As an incentive, ten percent of all donations will go to purchase spears, markers and other lionfish removal needs. Artisanal fisheries in Santa Catarina Island have shown blue runner to be third most important and abundant species, making up 5.


Catalogo de los peces ibericos: Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries. The blue runner normally moves either in small schools or as solitary individuals, [9] although large aggregations of up to 10, individuals caraanx known in unusual circumstances. The blue runner is distinguished from similar species by several morphological features, including the extent of the upper jawcaraxn raker count and lateral line scale counts.

Blue Runners are seen much less often than Bar Jacks because they tend cryxos stay in open water. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. International Game Fish Association.

Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France, Paris, I, Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 14 April Caranx crysos Mitchill, Brazilian Journal of Oceanography. The blue runner has a reputation as an excellent gamefish on light tackle, taking both fish baits, as well a variety of lures including hard-bodied bibbed lures, spoons, metal jigs and soft plastic jigs.

There has been some suggestion that the eastern Pacific species Caranx caballusthe green jackmay be conspecific with C.

These names are considered invalid junior synonyms under ICZN rules. Scale and scute development of the Carangid fish Caranx chrysos Mitch. Carangidae based on mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences using parsimony, likelihood, and Bayesian approaches”. VI,Perciformi Trichiuroidei. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire,Descr. These pictures were taken just off the shores in about 10 feet of water. Fishes of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean.


The straight section contains 0 to 7 scales followed by 46 to 56 very strong scuteswith varanx keels present on the caudal peduncle.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Caranx crysos (Mitchill, )

The upper jaw contains an irregular series of outer canines with an inner band of small, regularly spaced teeth, while the lower jaw contains a single band of small teeth. Due to its abundance, it may be one of the primary species cyrsos a fishery.

Juveniles tend to inhabit shallower reef and lagoon waters, before moving to deeper waters as adults. Eggs, larvae and young stages. The blue runner’s larval stage has been extensively described, with distinguishing features including a slightly shallower body than other larval Caranxand a heavily pigmented head and body.

Bulletin of Marine Science. Mitchill, Caranx crysos Mitchill, Diagnosis: Blue runner is also of high importance to recreational fisheries, with anglers often taking the cqranx both for food and to use as bait. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat