Hardtail jack, Runner, Blue jack
The Blue Runner can range in coloration from dark green to greenish blue on its body with a grey or yellowish color blending into a silver white on the underbelly. It usually has a dark blotch of color on its gill as well as on its forked tail tips
Habitat & Behaviour
Blue Runners can be found in coastal waters swimming in schools, sometimes near shore other times inshore. Juveniles are found further off coastal waters.
The Blue Runner is a fast and aggressive fish that consumes smaller fish as well as invertebrates. They also tend to hunt in packs.
Have spines – be a little careful when handling them. Teeth are minimal, but don’t stick your finger in the mouth. Grab from top, back of head.