caranx bartholomaei

Blue runner

The blue runner (Caranx crysos) is a fish found along the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly in the inland waters of the east coast of North America and the west coast of Africa.Also living in Mediterranee. The fish has a rounded body shape and can grow to up to 70cm long and weigh more than 5kg. The body is silvery blue in color with a large eye.

Blue runners are known as very fast and aggressive fish, traveling in schools and eating smaller fish and invertebrates. Schools may also pick apart larger prey. Blue runners are considered game fish and their flesh is reportedly good to eat. Other names the blue runner may be known by are hardtail, bluestripe jack, and runner.Trakun in Turkish.Trakhoun Arabic.Jurel Azul in Spanish. They are also sometimes confused with the yellow jack, Caranx bartholomaei and the Bar jack, Caranx ruber has also been called "Blue runner."


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