Small schools are locally common in shallow water.
Silvery with prominent yellowish-brown lines on the head, gill opening
and body. Differs slightly from the Yellow
Chub, with brighter lines, 11-12
soft dorsal and 11 soft anal rays, and a straight line drawn along the
anal fin margin passes well ahead of the upper caudal lobe. Attains
30 inches. Massachusetts to Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.