Color of black iridescent bluish green; sides silvery; yellow
spots forming lines above and below a bronze stripe from pectoral
fin to base of the tail; front of first dorsal is bluish black;
lateral line curves gradually to base of caudal fin.
NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE fish occurring mainly in south Florida,
especially over coral reefs and wrecks.
Common to 5 pounds.
Unlike other mackerel, does not stray far from Florida waters;
spawns OFFSHORE in midsummer; feeds on small fish and squid.