Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Chloroscombrus chrysurus
Atlantic Bumper – Chloroscombrus chrysurus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaeChloroscombrus chrysurus(Linnaeus)1766Atlantic Bumper

Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. Scutes on straight part of lateral line 5-15 and relatively small (maximum height about half pupil diameter). Scales obvious over most or all of body. Body ovate with ventral profile more convex than dorsal, deep, and very compressed. Adults with pectoral fins relatively long and falcate, distinctly longer than head length. Black saddle on upper part of caudal white peduncle.

Similar Species: None

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