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
fish: Remora, Echeneis naucrates.
found: Both inshore and nearshore inhabiting inlets, bays,
and among mangroves; frequently seen around buoys, pilings
Common to 30 pounds, may attain weights exceeding 100
Spawns in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid,
and small fish.