Horse-eye Jack

A fisherman caught this Horse-eye Jack with a cast net in the shallows by the dock. He was about 4 inches long- we aren’t sure whether or not it was in its juvenile phase. It is unusual to see these fish, Arthur says he has never seen any free-diving, swimming or caught by other fishermen.

Usually grow to 1-2 feet. Typically swim in open water over reefs, feeding on is known to feed on smaller fish and invertebrates, such as shrimp and crab. Juvenile Horse-eye Jacks are found closer to shores with sandy and muddy bottoms- perhaps ours was a juvenile since it was caught in this type of habitat and quite small.