Horse Eye Jacks
Blog Medufushi – 17.06.2021
Horse Eye Jacks also known as Big -Eye Jacks (Caranx Latus) is a game fish and minor cHorse Eye Jacks also known as Big -Eye Jacks (Caranx Latus) is a game fish and minor commercial fish in the family Carangidae. Its appearance is similar to that of the crevalle jack, although the horse-eye jack’s head is not as blunt. The horse-eye jack is known to feed on smaller fish and on many invertebrates, such as shrimp and crab.
The horse-eye jack is classified within the genus Caranx, one of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies. Caranx itself is part of the larger jack and horse mackerel family Carangidae, which in turn is part of the order Carangiformes
The horse-eye jack was first scientifically described in 1831 by the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz based on a specimen collected from the waters of Brazil.
We see them at our favourite dive site @ Mantas & MoreWe see them at our favourite dive site @ Mantas & More