Description: Body slender; elongate jaws form a pointed beak; dark bluish above, with about 30 dark bars; whitish below first dorsal fin long and low, with 21 to 27 spines; no gill rakes.
Size: To 2.1 meters (83 inches) and 83 kilograms (183 pounds).
Where Found: offshore Gulfstream; bluewater.
Remarks: An important game fish, renowned for its tremendous runs and shifts of direction; usually not in schools; caught by trolling bait and artificial lures on flatlines.
Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles