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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Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The large mouth has bands of villiform teeth.

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Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 55 1 It can venture into high-salinity lagoons. Fat snook Centropomus cfntropomus — species natural history in Puerto Rico and the U.

cwntropomus Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Common names of Centropomus parallelus. Size-related shifts in dietary composition of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: Found over shallow soft bottoms Ref.

Centropomidae Fish described in It has a silvery sheen on the sides and belly and a parallflus line along the lateral line. Sign our Guest Book. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. This map was paralpelus and has not yet been reviewed. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Growth of juvenile fat snook Centropomus parallelus in cages at three stocking densities.

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Ammonia excretion in fat snook Centropomus parallelus Poey, at different salinities. The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color.


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Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons Ref. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year By pafallelus this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Mass production of juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus in Brazil.

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Feeds on fish and crustaceans. Centropomus parallelus Scientific classification Kingdom: Entered by Luna, Susan M. Researchers have experimented with dosing tanks of fish with the female sex hormone estradiol to produce all-female stocks, with promising results. Centropomus parallelus Poey Salinity tolerance of laboratory reared juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus. It is known by several common names, including fat snooksmallscale fat snooklittle snookand chucumite.

Aquaculture International 22 The maximum published weight is 5 kilograms.

West Atlantic Fishing Area Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. This species is protandrous, the form of sequential hermaphroditism in which males change to the female sex as they grow. This species is a carnivore with crustaceans making up a large part of its diet.

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. Views Read Edit View history.


This species is caught and sold as a food fish. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters.

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Centropomus parallelus – Wikipedia

This fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities and can be found in freshbrackishand marine waters. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

They were then “weaned” to a high-protein dry diet. It lives in many kinds of coastal habitat and is most often seen in fresh and mildly brackish water habitat types.

Aquaculture Research epub ahead of print, April 2, Because of its market value it is studied for its potential as a farmed fish in the aquaculture industry.

Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25 3 — Not available FishBase mirror site: Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Volume 2: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Its flesh is well appreciated Ref.