Centropomus undecimalis. These golden yellow fish have a very distinct black lateral line, sloping forehead, and protruding lower jaw. Common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, range from the coastal mid-Atlantic regions of the United States through the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to parts of . Species Description. The common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, is a subtropical marine/estuarine species (Gilmore, et al ; Shafland.

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On the gulf coast, the oldest common snook sampled was a fifteen year old female and the oldest male was twelve.

Photo courtesy NOAA Reproduction Common snook are protandric hermaphrodites, changing cemtropomus male to female after maturation. Views Read Edit View history. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A.

Human uses

Florida fisherman can only harvest common snook between 26 and 34 in 66 to 86 cm in length. Juveniles are preyed upon by dolphins, birds, and larger fish.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. In saltwater environments, common snook also consume zooplankton and larger crustaceans. They primarily feed on other pelagic fish, though diet varies with habitat type.

Centropomus undecimalis

Importance to Humans Common snook is a hugely popular recreational fish in the Gulf Coast due to its fighting ability and culinary value.

Catch-and-release fishing on a spawning aggregation of common snook: These golden yellow fish have a very distinct black lateral line, sloping forehead, and protruding lower jaw. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U. Undecimalia lateral line Ref. Adults inhabit coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually centropomuss depths less than 20 m Ref.

For example, common snook are able to determine when to start and stop spawning based on the temperature and salinity of the water they inhabit, the amount of rainfall in the area, and whether or not cfntropomus moon is full.


Female gonads mature directly from mature male gonads shortly after a male has concluded spawning. Froese and Pauly, ; Press, In Florida, common snook are often parasitized by myxosporeans: Common snook, as amphidromous fish, often move between fresh and salt water throughout their life.

Snook are also prized as game fishbeing known centeopomus their great fighting capabilities. Common snook fishing is closed between December 15 and January 31 statewide in Florida and a bag limit of 1 or 2 fish per person per day depending on the area is strictly enforced FWC fishing regulations.

Several males often follow a single female during these mass spawning congregations. In saltwater environments, common snook have a similiar diet, but they may also prey upon other species of fish such as sheepshead minnowsbay anchovies centorpomus, and pinfish. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. As broadcast spawners, however, members of this species are unlikely to provide parental care to hatchlings or juveniles.

Ina bill was passed in the Florida legislature which prohibited commercial fishing and the sale of common snook. One of the largest snooksC. Theoretical longevity estimates from age and growth studies suggest that common snook can live to about twenty years old.

Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Common snook have 2 dorsal fins that are well-separated, each with 8 to 9 dorsal spines and undecimalix dorsal soft rays. Estimated ages ranged from 2 to 17 years. Order — Perciformes Family — Centropomidae Genus — Centropomus Species — undecimalis Common Names The English language common names for this species are centrolomus snooklinesiders, pike, sargeant fish, snook and thin snook.

The oldest captured common snook on the Atlantic coast was an year-old female, while on the Gulf coast the oldest was a year-old female. Gulf and Caribbean Research. Unlike in other species within the genus Centropomusthe tips of their pelvic fins do not overlap or reach the anus. They attempt to capture any moving particle in their mouth, where the potential food item is then either ingested or rejected depending on taste and texture.


Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Common snook are protandric hermaphrodites, meaning they change from male to female after maturation. It can also have bright yellow pelvic and caudal finsespecially during spawn. Borquez and Cerqueira, ; Hill, Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic vibrations chemical electric Food Habits Common snook are pelagic feeders.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

ADW: Centropomus undecimalis: INFORMATION

Monthly patterns undecimais marginal increment formation and the percentage of otoliths with opaque rings on the outer edge demonstrated that a single annulus was formed each year. Taxonomy Bloch first described Centropomus undecimalis in in Jamaica. The anal fin has 3 spines and 6 soft rays, and the second anal spine does not reach vertical from the caudal base.

Adult common snook can grow to over Iteroparous undeckmalis must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The world record for hook and line is a lb. The gonads of common snook contain both male and female sex cells. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hill, Reproduction Although common snook can occupy both freshwater and marine environments, they must spawn in saltwater, as sperm can only become active in saline conditions.

Common snook Centropomus unidecimalis is an important commercial and fishery species in Southern Mexico, however the high exploitation rates have resulted in a strong reduction of its abundances. Black lateral line Ref.

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