Caranx ruber

Bar jack | Carangoides ruber
Caranx ruber
Caranx ruber, Turks & Caicos, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Caranx ruber
Caranx ruber, Abrolhos, Bahia, Brazil, Photo: Sophie Edgar
Caranx ruber
Caranx ruber, Belize, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Caranx ruber
Caranx ruber
Caranx ruber


Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean


Silver with a yellow/brown stripe from snout along top of back, diagonally across tail base onto tail fin and along to the tip of lower tail lobe. Juveniles found drifting with Sargassum rafts.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 0-35m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (24.2% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (10 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields