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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.
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(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]
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(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]
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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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1793) (Family Carangidae) new to the California marine fauna, with a list to and keys for all California carangids. BSCAS, 114(3): 141-148.
However, residents tend to target groupers, snappers, and carangids preferentially.
[11.] Manojkumar (2006) Analysis of gill net selectivity on the carangids fishery of Thoothukudi Coast.
(2014) reported that the excretion of ammonium and soluble reactive phosphorus by high abundances of fishes associated with Sargassum macroalgae (filefishes and carangids) provides nutrients that help to sustain growth and biomass.
Both are often closely followed by other efficient fish predators, especially carangids, the larger labrids, and serranids, to take advantage of the goatfish's skill in exposing prey.
Molina, "Chromosomal population structuring in carangids (Perciformes) between the north-eastern and southeastern coasts of Brazil," African Journal of Marine Science, vol.
Despite these differences, all estimates are well within the range of M reported in other genera of carangids (Froese & Pauly 2010): Carangoides (0.15-1.40/year), Caranx (0.34-0.58/year), Decapterus (1.40-2.02/year), Megalaspis (0.39-1.36/year), Selarioides (1.46/year), Seriola (0.50-0.94/year), and Trachurus (0.49-1.36/year).
punctatus; Spanish sardine, Sardinella aurita; and different species of carangids and flying-fish, Cheilopogon spp.
For example, when a seine net is positioned over different bottom types, goatfish are commonly gilled over sand, parrotfish near live coral and carnivorous fish, such as carangids, can be caught most anywhere.