horse-eye jack

Scientific name Caranx latus
Descriptor Agassiz
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Carangidae
Genus Caranx
Caranx latus Caranx latus


Caranx latus, commonly known as horse-eye jack, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    101 cm
  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    101 cm

How to recognize the horse-eye jack ?

The horse-eye jack measures between 60 and 101 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The horse-eye jack is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

Although the horse-eye jack is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The horse-eye jack is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 140 m

Biotope presentation

The horse-eye jack is most often found at a depth between 0m and 140m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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