Carango Gigante - Caranx ignobilis
Carango Gigante Idopacifico Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally intotheblue.it
Caranx ignobilis, commonly known as the indopacific giant Carango or Giant trevally is a large salt water fish belonging to the Carangidae.
Distribution and habitat
This species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, in the Red Sea and along the eastern coasts of Africa, from the Hawaiian islands to the Marquesas Islands, including the waters of Japan and Australia. Inhabits the waters of the coral reefs.
It has a squat body, very compressed on the sides, with a hydrodynamic profile. It has a large mouth and small scales. The livery is dark silver with a lighter belly. It reaches a maximum length of 170 cm for 80 kg of weight, being able to live up to 15 years.
Sexually mature after 60 cm, it reproduces with external fertilization, laying eggs between April and November.
It feeds on crustaceans (mainly lobsters), cephalopods (octopus and squid) and especially fish.
It is habitual prey of the shark Carcharhinus limbatus.