Description: long, slim fish with broad depressed head;
lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends
through eye to tail; first dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free
spines; when young, has conspicuous alternating black and white
remora, Echeneis naucrates.
both INSHORE and NEARSHORE inhabiting inlets, bays, and among
mangroves; frequently seen around bouys, pilings, and wrecks.
Size: common to
103 lbs., 12 ozs.
in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid, and small
* The Florida
records quoted are from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's printed publication,
and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are
provided as only as a benchmark.