Fish ID


ATLANTIC BUMPER – Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Family Carangidae, JACKS AND POMPANOS

Description: silvery to golden below; anal and caudal fins yellowish; conspicuous black saddle on caudal peduncle and small black area at edge of opercle; lower profile more arched than upper profile; lateral line strongly arched toward front.

Size: to 30 cm (1 ft.).

Where found: one of the most abundant inshore fishes in tropical America; commonly enters bays and estuaries.


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