Rainbow Runner (Elagatis bipinnulata)

Also known as Blue-striped Runner, Hawaiian Salmon, Ocean Salmon, Prodigal Son, Rainbow Runnerfish, Rainbow Yellowtail, Runner, Salmon, Salmon Runner, Shoemaker, Skip Jack, Small Rainbow Runner, Spanish Jack, Spanish Mackerel, Striped Fish, Tabio, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Rainbow Runnerfish, Yellowtail Runner, Trevallies

Description

Also known as Blue-striped Runner, Hawaiian Salmon, Ocean Salmon, Prodigal Son, Rainbow Runnerfish, Rainbow Yellowtail, Runner, Salmon, Salmon Runner, Shoemaker, Skip Jack, Small Rainbow Runner, Spanish Jack, Spanish Mackerel, Striped Fish, Tabio, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Rainbow Runnerfish, Yellowtail Runner, Trevallies.

Found singly or in large schools close to the surface around floating debris of coastal and oceanic reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish, invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 0-150m
Widespread Circumtropical

Jacks are fast swimming fish that can roam over great distances. The larger fish hunt other fish and the smaller fish eat zooplankton. In turn they are hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Elagatis-bipinnulata.html

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Rainbow Runner. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Rainbow Runner (Juvenile)

Rainbow Runner (Juvenile)

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