- Upper profile concave at nape
- Elongated dorsal and anal fins give the illusion of three tails
- Head and body typically has blotches of tan to yellow or dark brown
- Edge of preopercle (cheek) very serrated
Size: Up to 42 inches
Found in bays and estuaries to offshore waters. Associate strongly with floating objects such as buoys or channel markers.
Found in Florida primarily during spring, summer and fall.