Caranx lugubris

Black jack NXU
Characteristic features:

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.


Up to 73 cm TL.


Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.


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


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.

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