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Fat Snook: Centropomus parallelus

Appearance:

  • Deeper body than other snook species
  • Mouth reaches below the center of the eye
  • Black lateral line extends onto tail
  • Yellow-brown to green-brown on back
  • Silver color on sides

Similar Species: Other snook species 

Size: Common to 10 inches, but may reach 28 inches 

Habitat:

Inshore species found in mangroves. Commonly found in freshwater. Occurs more in freshwater than other snook species.

Behavior:

Mangrove shorelines serve as nursery grounds for young.

Additional Information

State Record:External Website This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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