IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: jack (English), cocinero (Espanol), jurel (Espanol)
Caranx vinctus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Cocinero jack,     Striped jack

Body an elongate oval, compressed; top jaw with an outer row of canines and an inner band of fine teeth; lower jaw with one row of teeth; gill rakers (excluding rudiments) 11-12 + 28-30; margin of body at rear of gill chamber without papillae; pectoral fins longer than head; dorsal rays VIII + I, 22-24; anal rays II + I, 18-21; dorsal and anal fins with low front lobes, not followed by finlets; lateral line with a pronounced but relatively short anterior arch, straight part with 0-4 scales, then 46-53 strong scutes; breast completely scaled.

Body dusky bluish above and silvery with golden or greenish reflections on side; 8-9 incomplete darkish bars on side and a distinct black blotch on edge of gill cover; dorsal, anal and tail fins yellow.

Maximum length to 38 cm.

Habitat: pelagic in coastal and oceanic waters.

Depth: 0-50 m.

Southern California to the lower 2/3 of the Gulf of California to Peru, and Malpelo.


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