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yellow jack

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellow jack, yellow fever, black vomit(noun)

    caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito

  2. yellow jack(noun)

    yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine

  3. yellow jack, Caranx bartholomaei(noun)

    fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Wiktionary

  1. yellow jack(Noun)

    The illness yellow fever

  2. yellow jack(Noun)

    A yellow flag used by ships as a warning of disease

  3. yellow jack(Noun)

    The fish Caranx bartholomaei

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  1. Yellow jack

    The yellow jack, Carangoides bartholomaei, is a species of offshore marine fish in the jack family, Carangidae. It is one of only two representatives of its genus present in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting waters off the east coast of the Americas from Massachusetts in the north to Brazil in the south, as well as a number of offshore islands. The yellow jack can be distinguished from closely related species the length of the jaw, as well as counts of the rays in the fins. It is a fairly large fish, growing to a recorded maximum length of 1 m, and a weight of at least 14 kg. Yellow jack inhabit reefs well offshore, moving either individually or in schools and are predatory fish which primarily take other small fish. Studies in the Caribbean suggest the species reaches sexual maturity between 23 and 32 cm, and spawns in offshore waters from February to October. Yellow jack are of minor economic importance, taken by both hook and net methods, and are considered to be fair table fish. They are often caught by boat anglers, although are overlooked for their larger relatives.

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