Primarily small fish (will eat invertebrates when no fish are available)
Large lakes and reservoirs
Spring over rocky areas. Eggs hatch in two to three days.
North America's eastern and gulf coasts
The top portion of the body and head are bluish black to dark gray. Sides are silvery and
the belly is white. Fish have 7 to 9 constant stripes along each side. The lower jaw is
slightly longer than the upper. The dorsal fins are clearly separated. The caudal fin is forked.