Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Carangidae > Chloroscombrus > Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Chloroscombrus chrysurus (Yellowtail; Spanish mackerel; Rooter; Plato; Goggle-eye; Bumper; Atlantic bumper)

Synonyms: Chloroscombrus caribbaeus; Chloroscombrus ectenurus; Chloroscombrus hesperius; Chloroscombrus stirurus; Micropterus chrysurus; Micropteryx chrysurus; Micropteryx cosmopolita; Scomber chloris; Scomber chrysurus; Seriola cosmopolita
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic bumper, Chloroscombrus chrysurus, is a game fish in the family, Carangidae. It was first described by the "father of modern taxonomy", Carl Linnaeus in the book, Systema Naturae. Atlantic bumper are known to eat smaller fish, cephalopods, and zooplankton.
View Wikipedia Record: Chloroscombrus chrysurus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States

Prey / Diet

Acetes americanus (aviu shrimp)[1]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[1]
Arenaeus cribrarius (speckled swimming crab)[1]
Argopecten gibbus (Atlantic calico scallop)[1]
Bregmaceros atlanticus (Antenna codlet)[1]
Calanopia americana[1]
Calappa sulcata (yellow box crab)[1]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[1]
Centropages caribbeanensis[1]
Deutella incerta[1]
Ericthonius brasiliensis[1]
Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)[1]
Litopenaeus setiferus (white shrimp)[1]
Lucifer faxoni (Lucifer shrimp)[1]
Nannocalanus minor[1]
Parapenaeus politus (rose shrimp)[1]
Pareucalanus attenuatus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Sicyonia brevirostris (brown rock shrimp)[1]
Sicyonia dorsalis (lesser rock shrimp)[1]
Squilla empusa[1]
Stenoplax floridana (Florida Slender Chiton)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Temora longicornis[1]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[1]
Xiphopenaeus kroyeri (seabob)[1]


Carcharias taurus (Spotted sand tiger shark)[1]
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)[1]
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)[1]
Kajikia albida (Marlin)[1]
Lobotes surinamensis (Tripple tail)[1]
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)[1]
Pseudotolithus senegallus (Law croaker)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Stellifer lanceolatus (Stardrum)[1]
Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin)[1]


Parasitized by 
Amphipolycotyle chloroscombrus[2]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[2]
Ectenurus chloroscombri[2]
Ectenurus lepidus[1]
Monascus filiformis[1]
Prodistomum chloroscombri[2]
Prosorhynchoides attenuatus[1]
Pseudopecoeloides chloroscombri[1]
Zeuxapta seriolae[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Rotterdam Zoo


Africa-Inland Waters; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; China; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Liberia; Martinique; Mauritania; Mexico; Montserrat; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sanaga; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Uruguay; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to Florida, USA and Bermuda to Uruguay; throughout Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626); Bahamas, Antilles, along Central and South American coasts to Uruguay (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola.; Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to Florida, USA and Bermuda to Uruguay; throughout Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626); Bahamas, Antilles, along Central and South American coasts to Uruguay (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Replaced by <i>Chloroscombrus orqueta</i> in eastern Pacific. These two species have not been adequately studied and may prove to be conspecific.; Ébrié Lagoon;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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