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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WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Centropomus parallelus Poey,

Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Volume 2: Centropomidae Fish described in The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color. Because it is a euryhaline fish, living in marine, brackish, and freshwater habitats, it can be farmed in a wide range of salinities. It can venture into high-salinity lagoons.

The large mouth has bands of villiform teeth. Aquaculture International 22 This species is caught and sold as a food fish.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Centropomus parallelus Scientific classification Kingdom: Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Researchers have experimented with dosing tanks of fish with the female sex hormone estradiol to produce all-female stocks, with promising results.

High vulnerability 55 of It is known by several common names, including fat snooksmallscale fat snooklittle snookand chucumite. Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons Ref. Para,lelus by Luna, Susan M.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Retrieved from ” https: This fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities and can be found in freshbrackishand marine waters. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Its flesh is well appreciated Ref. This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters.

Size-related shifts in dietary composition of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: Aquaculture Research epub ahead of print, April 2, This species is a carnivore with crustaceans making up a large part of its diet. Found over shallow soft bottoms Ref. Journal of Paralleuls Ichthyology 25 3 — Views Read Edit View history. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Salinity tolerance parallleus laboratory reared juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus.


Smithsonian Marine Station

The maximum published weight is 5 kilograms. Sign our Guest Book. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Growth of juvenile fat snook Centropomus parallelus in cages at three stocking densities.

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.