Rainbow runner


  • Usually occurs singly or in schools.
  • Observed to associate with floating objects, such as buoys.
  • Feeds on small fishes and small invertebrates.
  • Most individuals mature before attending 66 cm (Fork Length) .


  • Body elongated.
  • Dorsally yellow to olive. Ventrally silvery.
  • Two horizontal blue stripes extend from head to caudal peduncle.
  • Tail forked.

Common Name: Rainbow runner

Family Common Name: Jacks

Scientific Name: Elagatis bipinnulata___(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Genus: Elagatis

Maximum Length: 180 cm (Total Length)