Description: bright greenish blue above, yellow
on sides, with capability of flashing purple, chartreuse, and a wide
range of other colors; body tapers sharply from head to tail; irregular
blue or golden blotches scattered over sides; anterior profile of
head on adult males is nearly vertical; head of females more sloping;
the single dark dorsal fin extends from just behind the head to the
tail; anal fin margin concave and extending from anus to tail.
Similar Fish: pompano dolphin, C. equisetis.
The pompano dolphin has squarish tooth patch on tongue (oval tooth
patch on dolphin) and fewer dorsal rays (48 to 55 versus 55 to 65
Where found: OFFSHORE in warm waters.
Size: common to 30 pounds.