Atlantic Bumper: Chloroscombrus chrysurus


  • 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 


Found offshore and inshore in bays and estuaries.


Diet includes fishes, invertebrates, plankton and decaying matter.

Juveniles often found in estuaries in association with jellyfish.

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