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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Views Read Edit View history. Researchers have experimented with dosing tanks of fish with the female sex hormone estradiol to produce all-female stocks, with promising results.

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Size-related shifts in dietary composition of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: Aquaculture Research epub ahead of centroopmus, April 2, FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes.

This species is a carnivore with crustaceans making up a large part of its diet. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25 3 — Mass production of juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus in Brazil.

Centropomus parallelus, Fat snook : fisheries, gamefish

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. It has a silvery sheen on the sides and belly and a dark line along the lateral line.


Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually prefers very low brackish water or freshwater.

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Aquaculture International 22 Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Ammonia excretion in fat snook Centropomus parallelus Poey, at different salinities. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Centropomidae in an estuarine ecosystem of the southeastern coast of Brazil.

Feeds on fish and crustaceans. It is known by several common names, including fat snooksmallscale fat snooklittle snookand chucumite. Sign our Guest Book. Salinity tolerance of laboratory reared juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

It lives in many kinds of coastal habitat and is most often seen in fresh and mildly brackish water habitat types.

Human uses

This species is protandrous, the form of sequential hermaphroditism in which males change to the female sex as they grow. The maximum published weight is 5 kilograms. Growth of juvenile fat snook Centropomus parallelus in cages at three stocking densities. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Volume 2: Centropomu parallelus is a species of fish in the family Centropomidaethe snooks and robalos.

This species is caught and sold as parallelus food fish.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

University of Texas Press. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They were then “weaned” to a high-protein dry diet. Retrieved from ” https: It can venture into high-salinity lagoons. The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color.


Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The large mouth has bands of villiform teeth. This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters.

This page was last edited on parallrlus Marchat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. West Atlantic Fishing Area Centropomus parallelus Poey By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Common names of Centropomus parallelus.

This fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities and can be found in freshbrackishand marine waters.

Fat snook Centropomus parallelus — species natural history in Puerto Rico and the U. Because of its market value it is studied for its potential as a farmed fish in the aquaculture industry.