Atlantic Bumper (Chloroscombrus chrysurus)

Also known as Atlantic Carangid, Bumper, Goggle-eye, Little Bumper, Pacific Bumper, Plato, Rooter, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Bumper

Description

Also known as Atlantic Carangid, Bumper, Goggle-eye, Little Bumper, Pacific Bumper, Plato, Rooter, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Bumper.

Found singly over soft bottoms of the continental shelf or in schools near the surface of estuaries and coastal lagoons.
They feed on cephalopods detritus, small fish and zooplankton.
Juveniles in brackish waters of estuaries often in the tentacles of jellyfish for protection.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 0-110m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Jacks are fast swimming fish that can roam over great distances. The larger fish hunt other fish and the smaller fish eat zooplankton. In turn they are hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Chloroscombrus-chrysurus

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