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Common snook
Centropomus undecimalis
(Bloch, 1792)

Description:
Body silvery olive, with an obvious black lateral line. Forehead depressed. Two dorsal fins.

Habitat:
Inhabits coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into fresh water, usually at depths less than 20 m. Feeds on fish and crustaceans. Congregates at mouths of passes and rivers during the spawning season (May through September).

Distribution:
Common Florida, rare or absent Bahamas and islands of Caribbean.

Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis)