BLUE RUNNER (Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS Caranx crysos)
Description: color light olive to bluish green above; silvery gray to golden below; frequently black spot on operculum; readily distinguished from crevalle jack by lack of black blotch on pectoral fin; tail tips blackish.
Similar Fish: bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, other Caranx.
Where found: juveniles found OFFSHORE; adults NEARSHORE in schools, but sometimes ranging INSHORE as well.
Size: usually less than 1 pound (11 inches).
Remarks: matures by 9 to 10 inches; spawns OFFSHORE from January through August; young form schools associated with floating objects, and have been observed living inside the bell of jellyfish; adults feed on fish, shrimp, and squid.