Iridescent blue-green above, silvery-golden below with small dark spots on sides, dorsal fin dark green to deep blue; other fins usually yellow to orange. To 2 m.
This species often aggregates beneath floating debris, Sargassum, or around structures such as oil rigs. It is an important commercial and recreational species and is considered excellent eating. It is a very fast swimmer and feeds mostly on smaller pelagic fishes such as flyingfishes and garfishes.
A pelagic open-ocean species found in tropical and warm temperate waters, rarely ventures inshore.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern