Description: Long, slim fish with broad depressed head; lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail; first dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free spines; when young, has conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes.
Similar Fish: Remore, Eceneis naucrates.
Where Found: Both inshore and nearshore inhabitating inlets, bays, and among mangroves; frequently seen around buoys, pilings, and wrecks.
Size: Common to 30 pounds.
Remarks: Spawns in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid, and small fish.
Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles