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Any of several marine carangid fishes of the genus Caranx, especially the crevalle jack.

[Alteration of cavalla.]
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(Animals) a silver coloured fish, Caranx hippos of the Carangidae or jack family native to western Atlantic areas
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(krəˈvæl i, -ˈvæl ə)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -le, (esp. for kinds or species) -les.
any of several marine fishes of the jack family, Carangidae.
[1895–1900, Amer.; obscurely akin to cavalla]
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I remember the first time I caught a Jack Crevalle, the Atlantic version, in my university days in Miami, I thought I had hooked up to an alligator!
Among the fishing resources of great importance in the artisanal fishing sector of the Colombian Caribbean, the crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) stands out; artisanal fishers have aroused an interest in this resource, as an increase in its catch has been evident, with figures passing from 44 tons in 2007 to 167 tons in 2011 (Caiafa-Hernandez, Narvaez-Barandica, & Borrero-Florez, 2011; MADR & CCI, 2012).
Anyway, in brief--we had a good few days in Louisiana--we only fished two days, but landed 60 fish from memory between the two of us--all between 10-3 libs, as well as a few bonus catches--Jack crevalle, shark (yes, on soft plastic!) etc.
Review of the crevalle jacks, Caranx hippos complex (Teleostei: Carangidae), with a description of a new species from West Africa.
Sometimes the seine pulls up the "usual suspects" like white perch or striped bass; but when you least expect it there's a beautiful crevalle jack fish swept in from southern waters, or an impossibly slender pipefish, or a claw-clacking blue crab.
In 2005 and 2006, respectively, 59 (17%) and 94 (28%) households reported that they avoided eating crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), and 5 (1%) and 7 (2%) avoided hogfish (Lachnolaimus maxims), because they believed that these fish might be ciguatoxic.
In others, such as in the crevalle jack, it's the ribs, vertebrae, or other skull bones that are involved.
Correlations were also calculated for the five most abundant individual species (representing 85% of the total catch): Atlantic moonfish, northern puffer, crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), planehead filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus), and bigeye (Priacanthus arenatus).
His classes will embark on a five-hour fishing charter where students might possibly catch blue marlin, sole fish, dorado (mahi-mahi), jack crevalle, queen fish, green fish, tuna, blue runner, bonito and even sharks weighing up to 400 pounds.