Centropomus armatus Gill, 1863
Armed snook
Centropomus armatus
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Centropomidae (Snooks)
Max. size:  37 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador.
Diagnosis:  Body long and moderately deep; dorsal profile slightly concave behind the eyes; lateral line extending to posterior edge of caudal fin; second anal spine, when folded-down, reaching or surpassing origin of caudal fin; pectoral and pelvic fins sub-equal; first gill arch with 20 to 25 gill rakers; back blue gray; belly silvery; lateral line dark; membranes between spines of first dorsal fin and between second and third anal spines black (Ref. 55763)
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.06.94
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 16.11.05
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.94

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