Photo take at -90 ft on a ship wreck near the coast .These fish have 8-9 dorsal spines, 20-22 dorsal soft rays, 2-3 anal spines and 16-17 anal soft rays. They have no spots on their pectoral fins. They may have a small spot on their gill covers. Their scutes tend to be dusky or blackish; their caudal fin is yellow. Their young have broad blackish bars on their bodies.Horse-eye jacks are similar in body shape to other jacks in the Family Carangidae, but their head is not as blunt. Their fins are blackish as opposed to the yellow tinge of crevalle jacks . As their name indicates, their eyes are very large.
Horse-eye jack are commonly found in the subtropical Atlantic ocean from Bermuda and the northern Gulf of Mexico south to Rio de Janeiro.Horse-eye jack are pelagic. They can be found on reefs and off shore rigs. Juveniles can be found close to shore along sandy and muddy bottoms. Horse-eye jack are known to penetrate brackish water and can live in the mouths of some rivers. They are typically found in salt water up to 140 m in depth. Wikipedia
Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88
Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2012