Bigeye Scad GALLERYSelar crumenophthalmus
Schools of these fish, which are members of the Jack family, will cruise along walls and reefs. They may make quick pass to investigate you as they move back and forth in a somewhat random pattern along the general direction of travel. These were a school of about thirty swimming in water about thirty feet deep at a depth 5-10 feet. Size varies from 6 inches to 2 feet. They are recognized from other Scad by the scutes (dark vertical hash mark lines on their bodies near the tail -see picture 6. Other species (the Rough Scad) have these scutes the full length of the body and have smaller eyes.