Description: dark stripe (variably present) extends
from nose to in front of dorsal fin and "lights up" when fish is in
feeding mode; no scutes; soft dorsal base less than twice the length
of the anal fin base.
Similar Fish: other Seriola.
Where found: OFFSHORE species associated with
rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60 - 240 feet of water;
sometimes caught NEARSHORE in south Florida; juveniles associated
with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Size: common to 40 pounds.