Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Jack, Crevalle

Scientific name: Caranx hippos (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common name: Crevalle Jack

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 157 - Jack, crevalle
Marine Life Code: 882 - Jack, other

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.

FWC Facts:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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