Centropomus parallelus Poey, 1860
Fat snook
photo by Perusquía, E.

Family:  Centropomidae (Snooks)
Max. size:  72 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,000.0 g
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida (USA) and the Mexican Gulf coast to Florianopolis, Brazil.
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually prefers very low brackish water or freshwater. Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons (Ref. 5217). Found over shallow soft bottoms (Ref. 5217). Feeds on fish and crustaceans. Its flesh is well appreciated (Ref. 27188).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 28.06.05
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.09.00

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