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 (kə-răn′jĭd, -răng′gĭd)
Any of a large family (Carangidae) of marine food and game fishes, such as the jacks and pompanos.

[From New Latin Carangidae, family name, from French carangue, mackerel, from Spanish caranga, perhaps ultimately from Latin cancer, crab.]

ca·ran′gid adj.


(kəˈrændʒɪd; -ˈræŋɡɪd) or


(Animals) any marine percoid fish of the family Carangidae, having a compressed body and deeply forked tail. The group includes the jacks, horse mackerel, pompano, and pilot fish
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae
[C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin]


(kəˈræn dʒɪd)

1. any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.
2. belonging or pertaining to the carangids.
[1885–90; < New Latin Carangidae <Carang-, s. of Caranx genus name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carangid - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
horsefish, horsehead, horse-head, moonfish, Selene setapinnis, Atlantic moonfish, dollarfish - any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
pompano - any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Naucrates ductor, pilotfish - small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas
scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Adj.1.carangid - of or relating to fish of the family Carangidae
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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While two carangid species (yellowtail jack [Seriola lalandi] and jack mackerel [Trachurus symmetricus]) are common to the Southern California Bight, Lea and Walker (1995) noted the record of 12 novel carangid species collected within southern California.
Supraneural and pterygiophore insertion patterns in carangid fishes, with description of a new Eocene carangid tribe, [dagger]Paratrachinotini, and a survey of anterior anal-fin pterygiophore insertion patterns in Acanthomorpha.
Early development of five carangid fishes of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Coast of the United States.
Pelagic clupeoid and carangid resources for fishery development in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Dentition has been used as an important diagnostic character of carangid genera, but comparison of the dentition of a large number of carangid species reveals an almost complete continuum of dentition types that in some cases does not agree with traditional generic assignments.
The ten most "common" species on this reef (based on a multiple of their estimated total abundance and their frequency of occurrence) included three scorpidids, a monacanthid, an apogonid, a carangid, two plotosids, a dinolestid, and an enoplosid.
2001), behavior has been studied in the early-life history stages of only a few carangid fishes.
In this study, we present the first observations on the natural spawning behavior of the economically-valuable permit (Trachinotus falcatus) (Linnaeus, 1758) from the full to new moon period at reef promontories in Belize, with notes on the spawning of the yellow jack (Carangoides bartholomaei) (Cuvier, 1833), and the courtship of five other carangid species.