Description: color of back green, shading to silver on
sides, golden yellow irregular spots above and below lateral
line; front of dorsal fin black; lateral line curves gently to
base of tail.
cero, S. regalis; king mackerel, S. cavalla.
INSHORE, NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE, especially over grass beds and
reefs; absent from north Florida waters in winter.
catch less than 2 pounds (20 inches).
schooling fish that migrates northward in spring, returning to
southerly waters when water temperature drops below 70 degrees
F; spawns OFFSHORE, spring through summer; feeds on small fish
* 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.