||Coastal: Gulf of Maine to Florida, throughout the Gulf of
Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay, and its tributaries.
||Body elongated and moderately compressed, greenish body with bright silver band along
body, posterior of mouth reaching past eye, nearly to
margin of opercle, single dorsal
||Estuarine waters where temperatures are above 12 degrees Celsius, and salinity is
greater than 10%.
||April - September, peaks in July.
||Buoyant when spawned, demersal as they develop.