Description: Small mouth with incisor-like teeth; distinctive black spot behind the gill cover; body bluish-silver with blue and orange-yellow horizontal stripes, yellow fins.
Where Found: Seagrass beds, bridges, piers, marker pilings, and around natural and artificial reefs; spawn offshore.
Size: Usually less than 8 inches.
Remarks: Popular live bait, notorious bait stealers.
Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles