Caranx lugubris


Black jack NXU
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head, body and fins uniform grey to brown; center of fins and lateral line scutes dark brown to black; upper end of operculum frequently with small black spot.

Size:

Up to 73 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Found in clear, offshore waters from 25 to 65 m. Rarely found in shallow waters.

Biology:

Feeds primarily on fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line but also traps and gill nets.

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identifiable by having a uniform grey-brown body colouration and head profile steep and angular.

External links: