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Atlantic Bumper: Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Appearance:

  • Greenish-blue back, fading to silvery-gold sides and belly
  • Black spot on caudal peduncle (just before the tail)
  • Lateral line arched at front Anal and caudal fins yellow
  • Small black area at rear edge of gill cover
  • Deep, compressed body with lower profile more curved than upper profile

Similar Species: Other jack species

Size: Up to 25 inches; common to 10 inches 

Habitat:

Found offshore and inshore in bays and estuaries.

Behavior:

Diet includes fishes, invertebrates, plankton and decaying matter.

Juveniles often found in estuaries in association with jellyfish.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
Signs on the Suwannee River warn of jumping Gulf sturgeon which, at up to 8 feet and 200 pounds, have been known to injure boaters.

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