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Centropomus undecimalis Common snook


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lexID:
4516 
AphiaID:
280068 
Scientific:
Centropomus undecimalis 
German:
Snook 
English:
Common Snook 
Category:
Other Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Centropomidae (Family) > Centropomus (Genus) > undecimalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, ), 1792 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Guadeloupe, Suriname, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1 - 25 Meter 
Size:
14.17" - 55.12" (36cm - 140cm) 
Weight:
24,3 kg 
Temperature:
77 °F - 87.8 °F (25°C - 31°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Krill, Lobster, Mantis shrimps, Mysis, Predatory, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Centropomus armatus
  • Centropomus ensiferus
  • Centropomus medius
  • Centropomus mexicanus
  • Centropomus nigrescens
  • Centropomus parallelus
  • Centropomus pectinatus
  • Centropomus poeyi
  • Centropomus robalito
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-08-07 16:19:03 

Husbandry

Distribution
Western Atlantic: southern Florida (USA), southeastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, most of the Antilles and Caribbean coast of Central and South America extending southward to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; also North Carolina and Texas, USA

Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually at depths less than 20 m.
Feeds on fishes (Gobiidae, Gerreidae, Engraulidae) and crustaceans (shrimps and crabs).

Congregates at mouths of passes and rivers during the spawning season, May through September.
Seasonal movements into freshwater occur but poorly understood. Marketed fresh.
Valued game fish and an excellent food fish.
The world record for hook and line is a 53-lb., 10 ounce fish caught at Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica.

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