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

Vertebrados — Crysoos 1. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Please Consider Supporting this Site. Caranx itself is part of the larger jack and horse mackerel family Carangidaea group of percoid fishes in the order Perciformes.

Blue runner

They can grow to over 2 feet in length. Analisis taxonomico y consideraciones filogeneticas sobre las especies cubanas del genero Caranx Teleostei, Perciformes, Carangidae. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca. The upper jaw crhsos 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.


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. Fauna Flora Golfo Napoli, University of Texas Press. As caran incentive, ten percent of all donations will go to purchase spears, markers and other lionfish removal needs.

Also as you see in the pictures, they have an elongated spot behind their gill covers that looks like white dash lines with a black line in-between.

Blennioideipp. It is considered a fairly low-quality table fish[9] and larger specimens are known to carry the ciguatera toxin in their flesh, with crysoe cases reported from the Virgin Islands. Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing.

Marine Species Identification Portal : Blue runner – Caranx crysos

Atlante dei pesci delle Coste italiane. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire,Descr. The fishes of New York, described and arranged. Peixes de Cabo Verde.

Blue runner – Wikipedia

The blue runner is a highly important species to commercial fisheries throughout parts of its range. V,Perciformi Percoideipp. Some authors have attributed this northward migration to rising sea surface temperaturespossibly the result of climate change. Caranx crysos Mitchill, Scientific synonyms and common names Caranx crysos Mitchill, Synonyms: Boletin del Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia.

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. 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.


Studies in Tropical Oceanography. The blue runner normally moves either in small schools or as solitary individuals, [9] although large aggregations of up to 10, individuals are known in unusual circumstances. Retrieved 22 May Retrieved 13 November Early development and larval distribution of the Carangid Fish Caranx crysos Mitchill. For further info about Caranx crysosyou can also look up this species under: Gillrakers including rudiments upper, lower on first gill arch.

Ricerche zoologiche nell’isola di Rodi Mar Egeo. IV,Perciformi Mugiloidei, Percoideipp. Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.