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 horizontal
Similar Fish: remora, Echeneis naucrates.
Where found: both INSHORE and NEARSHORE inhabiting
inlets, bays, and among mangroves; frequently seen around bouys, pilings,
Size: common to 30 pounds.