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~ 58 Lbs 6 oz. Caught at Barra do Kwanza, Angola on Dec. 10, 2000 by
angler Nuno A.P. da Silva
~ Caranx Hippos
~ Crevalle Jack, Black Cavalla, Blacktailed Trevally, Caballi, Cabalo,
Common Jack, Couvalli Jack, Crevelle Jack, Green Jack, Horse Crevalle,
Horse Mackerel, Horse-eye Jack, Kingfish, Trevally, and Yellow Cavalli
~ The crevalle jack is
greenish-bluish or bluish-black above and silvery white to yellowish or
golden below. The body is deep with a high, rounded profile. The mouth
is large. There is a prominent black mark on the gill cover and another
on the pectoral fin. The fins may be yellowish.
~ The Jack Crevalle can
reach 40 inches and 55 pounds, however the angler caught Jack Crevalle
is usually 3 to 5 pounds and 18 to 24 inches. In some areas 10 pound
Jack Crevalle can be caught with some regularity.
~ The Jack Crevalle ranges mainly on the coastal areas of the western
Atlantic Ocean from Novia Scotia to Uruguay. They also often are found
throughout the Gulf of Mexico, especially along the coast of Texas and
the west coast of Florida. Both adults and juveniles are usually found
in schools. However, larger individuals may be found swimming the waters
alone.The Jack Crevalle is found in oceanic and estuarine environments.
Adults usually occupy upstream currents, reefs, offshore areas or
shallow inshore areas. Jack Crevalles live in a variety of temperatures
~ Adult Jack Crevalle prey upon on a variety of fish, shrimp and