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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Centropomus parallelus Poey Ammonia excretion in fat snook Centropomus parallelus Poey, at different salinities. Fat snook Centropomus parallelus — species natural history in Puerto Paraplelus and the U.

Feeds on fish and crustaceans. This fish is generally up to 25 centimeters long, but it has been known to reach 72 centimeters. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Because of its market value it is studied for its potential as a farmed fish in the aquaculture industry. Its flesh is well appreciated Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Occasionally in hypersaline lagoons Ref. The maximum published weight is 5 kilograms.

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Size-related shifts in dietary composition of Centropomus parallelus Perciformes: This page was last edited on 22 Marchat By using this site, you agree to paralleluw Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This species is caught and sold as a food fish. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. The large mouth has bands of villiform teeth.


They were then “weaned” to a high-protein dry diet.

Parallelus map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Aquaculture International 22 Not available FishBase mirror site: Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. This fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities and can be found in freshbrackishand marine waters. University of Texas Press.

This species is a carnivore with crustaceans making up a large part of its diet. Growth paraloelus juvenile fat snook Centropomus parallelus in cages at three stocking densities. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25 3 — It has a silvery sheen on the sides and belly and a dark line along the lateral line.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Centropomus parallelus Scientific classification Kingdom: Common names of Centropomus parallelus. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

West Atlantic Fishing Area Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. 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.

Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33 4 — Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Mass production of juveniles of the fat snook Centropomus parallelus in Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 55 1 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes.

Centroplmus lives in many kinds of coastal habitat and is most often seen in fresh and mildly brackish water habitat types. Because it is a euryhaline fish, living in marine, brackish, and freshwater habitats, it can centropomux farmed in a wide range of salinities.


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High vulnerability 55 of Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. The body is yellowish brown to brownish green in color.

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.

Aquaculture Research epub ahead of print, April 2, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable parsllelus Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

This species is protandrous, the form of sequential hermaphroditism in which males change to the female sex as they grow. Inhabits coastal paral,elus, estuaries and lagoons, penetrating into freshwater; usually prefers very low brackish water or freshwater. Centropomus parallelus is a species of fish in the family Centropomidaethe snooks and robalos.