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Updated 10/7/2012

Family Carangidae

HAWAII

Uraspis helvola

Juvenile, Angel Ledge mooring, Midway Atoll

 

Juvenile, with Thysanostoma jelly, Moku Manu, Oahu

Juvenile, Chromis mooring, Midway Atoll

 

Juvenile, Kona Coast, Hawaii

 

Thysanostoma jelly, Kona Coast, Hawaii

Electric Beach, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 20 feet

COTTONMOUTH or WHITEMOUTH JACK    Dobe

Juveniles rarely seen with floating objects or large jellies, subadults form large roving schools that may enter shallow water for a short time, returning to very deep water as adults.  Broadly oval with large eyes, sharply angled mouth with a white interior, and faint vertical bars.  Attains 20 inches.  Worldwide in warm seas.  Uraspis reversa & Uraspis secunda are synonyms.