Also known as skipjack and ten-pounder
- Silver color on body, with a blueish back
- Head small and pointed
- Mouth terminal (at the very front of head)
- Slender body with small scales
- Last dorsal ray not extended into long filament
Similar Species: Juvenile tarpon, M. atlanticus; and bonefish, A. vulpes
Size: 36 inches (2 to 3 pounds)
Inshore fish, found in bays and estuaries; occasionally enter freshwater.
Spawn offshore, peaking in the fall.
Adults feed on fish and crustaceans.
Often form large schools.
Leap when hooked.