Centropomus undecimalis. These golden yellow fish have a very distinct black lateral line, sloping forehead, and protruding lower jaw. Common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, range from the coastal mid-Atlantic regions of the United States through the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to parts of . Species Description. The common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, is a subtropical marine/estuarine species (Gilmore, et al ; Shafland.

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They are a very popular game fish that prefer near-shore vegetative habitats like river mouths and salt marshes, growing to over 40 inches long at times. Communication and Perception Common snook, like most fish, uses their lateral line system to detect movement and vibrations in the surrounding water. Entered centroppmus Luna, Udnecimalis M. Although common snook can occupy both freshwater and marine environments, they must spawn in saltwater, as sperm can only become active in saline conditions.

International Game Fish Association. It was originally assigned to the sciaenid genus Sciaena ; Sciaena undecimradiatus and Centropomus undecimradiatus are obsolete synonyms for the species. They attempt to capture any moving particle in their centropmous, where the potential food item is then either ingested or rejected depending on taste and texture.

Views Read Edit View history. The common snook is a protandric hermaphrodite fish species. Taxonomy Bloch first described Centropomus undecimalis in in Jamaica. Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World.


Cdntropomus snook occur infrequently along the coast of Texas to Galveston and then more or less continuously south to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.

It can also have bright yellow pelvic and caudal finsespecially during spawn. Common snook fishing is closed between December 15 and January 31 statewide in Florida and a bag limit of 1 or 2 fish per person per day depending on the area is strictly enforced FWC fishing regulations. They are further characterized cenhropomus their prominent black lateral line, which is formed by 67 to 72 pored centropomuw, that extends into the caudal fin.

On the gulf coast, the oldest common snook sampled was a fifteen year old female and the oldest male was twelve.

ADW: Centropomus undecimalis: INFORMATION

Journal of Fish Biology. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. They commonly associate with underwater structures such as pilings, undecimalid, or sea grass beds, but they most often prefer mangrove-fringed estuarine habitats. Not available FishBase mirror site: Furthermore, there is a bag limit of 1 or 2 fish per person per day depending on the area.

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. These environments offer shallow water and an overhanging vegetative shoreline. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.


Smithsonian Marine Station

The majority of small common snook are male and most large snook are female. Age was determined using sectioned saggitae otoliths and data analyzed by von Bertalanffy and Levenberg-Marquardt among others. Florida Museum of Natural History. One example is the devastating results of a cold snap.

Common snook

One of the largest snooksC. The IGFA world record is In saltwater environments, common snook have a similiar diet, but they may also prey upon other species of fish such as sheepshead minnowsbay anchoviesand pinfish.

To cite this page: Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat Adults inhabit coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually at depths less than 20 m Ref.

These golden yellow fish have a very distinct black lateral line, sloping forehead, and protruding lower jaw.

Centropomus undecimalis, Common snook : fisheries, aquaculture, gamefish

Accessed February 16, at http: Bulletin of Marine Science. Food Habits Larval and small common snook eat mainly copepods and microcrustaceans.

As common snook grow larger they eat fish, shrimp, crabs and zooplankton.