It is a large fish with oblique mouth, very elongated body, covered with small scales. Its colour on the back and fins are blue and green with metallic reflections, and its sides are silver with golden tones. It has metallic blue spots all over the body.
It is a pelagic species, which usually lives in the open seas, far from the coast. It feeds on flying fish, mackerel or sardines.
It can reach almost 2 m in length, with a weight of 30 kg.
It is a blue fish, its meat is tasty and has an intense flavour.
It is captured with different gear: Dragnet, Trammel and longline.