Larvae and early juveniles are pelagic; they are found, occasionally in association with jellyfish, in offshore waters. From April through November, juveniles and small adults inhabit estuaries that exhibit moderate to high salinities (Springer and Woodburn 1960). Occasionally, adults occur in estuaries, but they are more often found on the continental shelf.
Order: perch (Perciformes)
Suborder: True perches (Percoidei)
Family: jacks (Carangidae)
Species: C. hippos