Ecology of Chloroscombrus chrysurus
Main Ref. Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez, 1992
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Chloroscombrus chrysurus may be found.
Remarks Found over soft bottoms of the continental shelf; sometimes forming schools near the surface (Ref. 5217). Feeds on fish, cephalopods, zooplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587, 57616). Juveniles common in brackish estuaries (Ref. 5217) and often associated with jellyfish. Larvae feed primarily on cladoceran Penilia avirostris, copepods and nauplii, and the number and size of prey increased with larval development (Ref. 75983). These are the main food item components of the larval diet in spring and summer. Larval feeding incidence was higher during the day and it increases as the larvae grow (Ref. 75983).


Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats