Color blue or greenish blue on back, sides silvery; large
mouth; prominent teeth, sharp and compressed; dorsal and anal
fins nearly the same size; scales small; lateral line almost
fish: Blue runner, C. crysos.
found: Young usually inshore spring and summer; moving
offshore to join adults in fall and winter; stron migration
of northeast Atlantic stock to Florida east coast in winter.
Most west coast catches under 3 pounds, much larger on
east coast, up to 14 pounds.
Travels in large schools, following schools of batifish;
cannibalistic; all members of a given school about the same
size; spawning occurs offshore in spring and summer.