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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea

Familia: Carangidae
Genus: Uraspis
Species: U. helvola – U. secunda – U. uraspis

Uraspis Bleeker, 1855

Uraspis – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Uraspis species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names

Uraspis is a genus of jacks.

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Uraspis helvola.jpg Uraspis helvola (J. R. Forster, 1801) whitetongue jack Atlantic Ocean, it is found in west Africa. In the Indian Ocean, its range is from the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf south to eastern Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Comoros. It is also found in western India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Sea, western Sumatra, southern Indonesia, and western and southern Australia. In the Pacific Ocean, it is found off eastern Asia, around Hawaii, and New Zealand.
Uraspis secunda.jpg Uraspis secunda (Poey, 1860) cottonmouth jack Western Indian Ocean, they are found off the coast of Tanzania, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, they are known from California to Costa Rica and Hawaii.
Uraspis uraspis 2.JPG Uraspis uraspis (Günther, 1860) whitemouth jack the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, and from the Philippines to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan and east towards Hawaii.


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Carangidae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Uraspis in FishBase. February 2013 version.

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