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~ 53 Lbs. 10 oz. Caught at
Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica in 1978.
~ Centropomus Undecimalis
~ Common Snook, linesiders, pike, sergeant fish, snook and thin snook.
~ Coloration of the common snook is golden yellow and pale yellow pelvic
fins. Common snook have a slender body and a distinct lateral line. The
dorsal fins are high and divided and the anal spines are relatively
short. The common snook has a sloping forehead with a large mouth and a
protruding lower jaw.
~ Females are larger than the males and can grow to 4 feet in length and
reach 50 pounds. Most angler caught Common Snook are between 18 inches
and 30 inches and weigh 5 to 8 pounds.
~ Adult Common Snook inhabit many environments including mangrove
forests, beaches, river mouths, near shore reefs, salt marshes and sea
grass meadows. Common Snook are found in water temperatures between 43 F
and 53 F .Common snook are abundant along the Atlantic coast of Florida
from Cape Canaveral south through the Keys and Dry Tortugas, and north
to Cedar Key on the gulf coast. Common snook occur infrequently along
the coast of Texas to Galveston and then more or less continuously south
to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
~ Snook diet consists of fish,
shrimp, crabs and zooplankton.