Species Name: Centropomus parallelus Poey, Common Name: Fat Animalia, Chordata, Osteichthyes, Perciformes, Centropomidae, Centopomus. Centropomus parallelus (Fat Snook or Saumon). Family: Centropomidae ( Snooks). Order: Perciformes (Perch and Allied Fish). Class: Actinopterygii (Ray- finned. Centropomus parallelus Poey, Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: ?p=taxdetails&id=

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Ammonia excretion in fat snook Centropomus parallelus Poey, at different salinities.

It is known by several common names, including fat snooksmallscale fat snooklittle snookand chucumite. Researchers have experimented with dosing tanks of fish with the female sex hormone estradiol to produce all-female stocks, with promising results. Because of its market value it is studied for its potential as a farmed fish in the centropomud industry.

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Not available FishBase mirror site: Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. This species is a carnivore with crustaceans making up a large part cemtropomus its diet. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 55 1 University of Texas Press. Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually prefers very low brackish water or freshwater.

FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. It has a silvery sheen on the sides and belly and a dark line along the lateral line.

Centropomus parallelus is a species of fish in the family Centropomidaethe snooks and robalos.


Centropomus parallelus, Fat snook : fisheries, gamefish

Feeds on fish and crustaceans. Sign our Guest Book. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The large mouth has bands of villiform teeth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been centrooomus. Found over shallow soft bottoms Ref.

Its flesh is well appreciated Ref. It lives in many kinds of coastal habitat and is most often seen in fresh and mildly brackish water habitat types. Centropomus parallelus Poey In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Salinity tolerance of laboratory reared juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus.

This species is protandrous, the form of sequential hermaphroditism in which males change to the female sex as they grow. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

Aquaculture International 22 Retrieved from ” https: All articles with dead parallellus links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color. Centropomidae in an estuarine ecosystem of the southeastern coast of Brazil.

Size-related shifts in dietary composition of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: This fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities and can be found in freshbrackishand marine waters. This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters. Centropomidae Fish described in Growth of juvenile fat snook Centropomus parallelus in cages at three stocking densities.


Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They were then “weaned” to centropo,us high-protein dry diet.

Fat snook Centropomus parallelus — species natural history in Puerto Rico and the U. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons Ref. High vulnerability 55 of Entered by Luna, Susan M.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Centropomus parallelus Scientific classification Kingdom: This species is caught and sold as a food fish. Aquaculture Research epub ahead of print, April 2, This page was parallelu edited on 22 Marchat It can venture into high-salinity lagoons. Common names of Centropomus parallelus. Mass production of juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus in Brazil.

It is easy to rear in captivity, it can be raised on fish food rather than live prey, and it has a good feed conversion ratioefficiently turning feed into meat.