Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Deep-bodied, compressed disk-shaped fish with a blunt snout. Adults are silver gray with three to six prominent black vertical bars along the sides. The first bar passes through the eye, and the last is on the caudal peduncle. They can be distinguished from angelfish by the existence of two dorsal fins instead of one.
Size: Average 2-3 pounds
Range: Cape Cod to South Florida, also to Bermuda
Habitat: Lives around a variety of structures such as mangroves and wrecks.
Bait and Tackle: Spinning and plug casting tackle with shrimp or cut fish. Picky eaters
Fishing Method: Still fishing
Food Value: Good
Daily Limit: Federal Regulations apply
Minimum size: Federal Regulations apply
Season: Federal Regulations apply