Color of back green, shading to silver on sides, golden yellow
irregular spots above and below lateral line; front of dorsal
fin black; lateral line curves gently to base of tail.
fish: Cero, S. regalis;
king mackerel, S.cavalla.
found: Inshore, Nearshore, and Offshore, especially over
deep grass beds and reefs; absent from north Florida waters
Average catch less than 2 pounds (20 inches).
Schooling fish that migrates northward in spring, returning
to southerly waters when water temperatures drop below about
70o F; spawns Offshore, spring through summer;
feeds on small fish and squid.