- Gray with a greenish color on the back, shading to a lighter belly
- Mouth with prominent, sharp teeth; lower jaw protrudes past upper jaw
- Black blotches on lower sides
- Diagonal dark bars on upper sides (not always evident)
- Tail color is dark with white tips
- Young have dark stripe on side that breaks into dark blotches with age
Size: Up to 106 pounds
Range inshore to offshore. Young found inshore in seagrass beds.
Top predator in reef areas, consuming fishes, squid and shrimp.