Description: color of back iridescent bluish
green; sides silvery, streamlined body with tapered head; no black
pigment on front of dorsal fin; lateral line starts high and drops
sharply below the second dorsal fin; young fish often have yellow
spots like those of the Spanish mackerel.
Similar Fish: cero, S. regalis; Spanish mackerel,
Where found: NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE, occasionally
taken from piers running into deep water.
Size: common to 20 pounds.