Blue Runner

Blue Runner

Blue Runner

Caranx crysos

Managed by:

State of Florida


Physical description:

Color light olive to bluish green above, silvery gray to golden below; frequently black spot on operculum; readily distinguished from crevalle jack by lack of a dark blotch on the pectoral fin; tail tips blackish.


Biological description:

Juveniles found OFFSHORE; adults NEARSHORE in schools, but something ranging INSHORE as well. Matures by 9 to 10 inches; spawns OFFSHORE from January through August; young form schools associated with floating objects, and have been observed living inside the bell of jellyfish; adults feed on fish, shrimp, and squid.


South Atlantic Federal Regulations

**Note: Bluerunner was removed from the snapper grouper complex, effective January 27, 2014. Therefore, no federal regulations are in effect for this species. See the Final Rule.

Commercial:

  • Size Limit: No federal regulations in place
  • Trip Limit: No federal regulations in place
  • Regulatory Remarks:
    • No federal regulations in place
  • Additional Updates:

Recreational:

  • Size Limit: No federal regulations in place
  • Bag Limit: No federal regulations in place
  • Regulatory Remarks:
    • No federal regulations in place
  • Additional Updates: