Bar jack

The bar jack is classified within the genus Carangoides, a group of fishes commonly known as jacks and trevallies, which is part of the larger jack and horse mackerel family Carangidae.

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The Bar jack lives in the reef-associated, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 35 m , usually 0 - 22 m environment.

The bar jack is distributed through the western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey and Bermuda in the north to Venezuela and possibly Brazil in the south, with the largest population in the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies. More

The bar jack was first described as Scomber ruber by Bloch in 1793. Later in the same year, Bloch redescribed the bar jack as Caranx ruber.Caranx is derived from the French word "carangue" which means a Caribbean fish while ruber is Latin for "red". More

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Bar Jack Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Carangoides ruber Other Fish Species Names: red jack, blue-striped cavalla and passing jack Regions Fished: Western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey and Bermuda More

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Named for the silvery reef fish so plentiful offshore, Bar Jack is Cayman's best sunset vantage point, poised right at the widest stretch of Seven Mile Beach. More

De Bar Jack is a wondrous fish Swims by the reef and tastes good in de dish He bite on a buck tail, swim fast as he can, to keep his fillets out of the pan. More

Bar jacks are a common species on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Atlantic. They get their name from the bright neon-blue bars that run down both sides of their back. More

The bar jack ranges from New Jersey through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico but is uncommon in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. More

Bar Jack Range: The bar jack is found from New Jersey through Bermuda, in most of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the West Indies. More

Bar Jack are schooling fish found in the water column. The jacks are a rapid swimming family of fish, however the black and blue border on the dorsal that runs to the lower lobe of the tail makes the positive identification of this jack quite easy. More

Summary: Bar jacks are a common coral reef fish that are silver in color. Identify bar jack fish with tips from a scuba instructor in this free video about coral reef animals. More

Common names

Bar jack in English
Blackjack in English
blue runner in English
Blue striped cavalla in English
Carangue comade in French (français)
Carbonera in Spanish (español)
Carbonero in Spanish (español)
Cavally in French (français)
Chibi in Spanish (español)
Chibi aguadillo in Spanish (español)
Cibí in Spanish (español)
Cibí carbonero in Spanish (español)
Cibí cocinero in Spanish (español)
Cibí mancho in Spanish (español)
Civil in Spanish (español)
Cojinoa azul in Spanish (español)
Cojinoa banda azul in Spanish (español)
Cojinua in Spanish (español)
Cojinúa carbonera in Spanish (español)
Cojinúa lomo azul in Spanish (español)
Cojinúa negra in Spanish (español)
Cojinuda in Spanish (español)
cojinuda carbonera in Spanish (español)
Crevalle jack in English
Crevalli in English
Garajuba in Portuguese (Português)
Greenback in English
Guaricema in Portuguese (Português)
Guaymen in Spanish (español)
Guaymen blanco in Spanish (español)
Jaag in Papiamento
Jack in English
Jager in Dutch (Nederlands)
Karanks baretka in Polish (polski)
Katsuo bushi in Japanese (日本語)
Kawãng filet in Creole, French
Kawãng filet in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Negrito in Spanish (español)
Neverbite in English
Passing Jack in English
Point nose in English
Rainbow crevalle in English
Red jack in English
Runner in English
Skip jack in English
Skip-jack in English
Skipjack in English
Sortrygget hestemakrel in Danish (dansk)
Xareu-carvoeiro in Portuguese (Português)
Xerelete azul in Portuguese (Português)
Yag in Papiamento
Yaru in Papiamento
棒鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
棒鲹 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Carangoides
Species : Carangoides ruber
Authority : Bloch, 1793