Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Common Snook in a Spring

Snook are known as "ambush feeders" meaning that they'll surprise attack their prey as it swims or moves into range. This occurs especially at the mouths of inlets where currents play a role while the snook waits in hiding behind bridge pilings, rocks, or other submerged structure.


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In order to stick to plants, larval spotted gar have suction snouts that later become the long, teeth-filled snout.

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