Definition of carangid in English:



  • A marine fish of the jack family (Carangidae ), whose members typically have a sloping forehead and two dorsal fins.

    • ‘Eagle rays, manta rays, sharks, barracudas and carangids can easily be seen in the blue.’
    • ‘Barracudas, carangids, tuna, groupers, large napoleon fish, hunchback parrot fish, turtles, sea snakes, reef sharks, eagle rays, mobulas, all are frequent encounters in the cruises in this area.’
    • ‘Some of the common groups include acanthurids, balistids, carangids, hemiramphids, lethrinids, lutjanids, mullids and siganids.’
    • ‘The outer shelf assemblage was primarily composed of oceanic pelagic taxa, such as carangids and scombrids, and mesopelagic taxa.’
    • ‘Among these fishes the carangids and the ribbon fishes could be effectively utilised for surimi production in our country.’


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Carangidae (plural), from the genus name Caranx.