- Back is brownish, fading to a lighter belly
- Eight faint bars on sides (more visible in juveniles)
- Large, dark spot on caudal peduncle
- Edge of gill opening is lined with dark color
Similar Species: Pinfish, L. rhomboides (lacks large black spot on caudal peduncle)
Size: Up to 18 inches
Coastal waters with vegetated bottoms.
Feed mainly on invertebrates.