SIZE: 3 1/2 - 7 in. max. 8 1/2 in.
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: 1. Snout pointed with upward jutting lower jaw. 2. Darkish areas on scales align to form several dusky stripes above midlateral line. 3. Head concave above eyes.
Thin-bodied.. Silvery with coppery sheen, often with bluish spots. Abundant to common N. California to B.C.; uncommon central and S. California.