Dark blue to chocolate brown shading to silvery white underbelly,
noticeable spots on dorsal fin, upper jaw elongated in shape of
spear, body covered with imbedded scales with a single sharp point,
tips of first dorsal, pectoral, and first anal fins rounded, lateral
line curved above pectoral fin then going in straight line to base
Common to 8 feet.
An offshore, blue-water fish, pelagic, ranges throughout the
Atlantic and Caribbean.
Uses its bill to
stun fast-moving fishes, then turns to consume them; spawning
procedures unknown; feeds on squid and pelagic fishes.