- Slender body with a dark bluish-green back, silvery sides and a whitish belly 24 to 30 wavy, dark blue bars on sides
- Jaws elongated, forming a pointed beak with triangular finely-serrated teeth
- First dorsal fin is low and long
Similar Species: King mackerel, S. cavalla (lateral line drops sharply)
Size: Up to 98 inches
Offshore waters; generally not in schools.
Known for their tremendous runs and shifts of direction. Feeds on fishes and squid.