Description: Color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent black spot on operculum (gill cover); black spot at the base of each pectoral fin; no scales on throat.
Similar Fish: Other Caranx.
Where Found: Common to both inshore waters and the open sea.
Size: Usually 3 to 5 pounds.
Remarks: Tolerates a wide range of salinities; schools corner a pod of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that can be seen for great distances; feeds mainly on small fish; peak spawning occurs offshore from March through September.
Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles