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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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 pwrallelusefficiently turning feed into meat. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes.

Fat snook Centropomus parallelus — species natural history in Puerto Rico and the U. West Atlantic Fishing Area Entered by Luna, Susan M. Aquaculture Research epub ahead of print, April 2, Centropomus parallelus Scientific classification Kingdom: The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color.


Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons Ref. Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually prefers very low brackish water or freshwater.

Human uses

Sign our Guest Book. Retrieved from ” https: Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Researchers have experimented with dosing tanks of fish with the female sex hormone estradiol to produce all-female stocks, with promising results. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

It can venture into high-salinity lagoons. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

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Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Volume centropomhs This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters.

Because of its market value it is studied for its potential as a farmed fish in the aquaculture industry. Centropomus parallelus Poey Views Read Edit View history.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This species is a carnivore dentropomus crustaceans making up a large part of its diet.

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Centropokus tolerance of laboratory reared juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus.

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It lives in many kinds of coastal habitat and is most often seen in fresh and mildly brackish water habitat types. This species is caught and sold as a food fish. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.

University of Texas Press. Size-related shifts in dietary paraallelus of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Its flesh is well appreciated Ref.

Common names of Centropomus parallelus.