The fish has five to seven dark vertical stripes on its elongated body and a low dorsal fin with four spines.
Widely distributed in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Known for accompanying great sharks on their ocean wanderings, as well as whales, rays, schools of various other fish and ships. One fish is said to have followed a sailing ship for 80 days.
Her maximum height can reach 27 inches.
Life history and Behavior
Food and feeding habits
They feed on leftover food, as well as parasites, small fish and invertebrates.
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Life span, years||No information|
|Maximum body weight, kg||No information|
|Maximum length, cm||70|
|Sailing speed, m/s||No information|
|Threat to people||Edible|
|Way of eating||Predator|