IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: snook (English), róbalo (Espanol)
 
Centropomus nigrescens Günther, 1864


Black snook



Body oblong elongate, compressed; upper head profile ~straight; mouth large and protractile, lower jaw protruding; margin of preopercle serrated; gill rakers 19-23 (usually 20-22); wide between the eyes (71-74% of snout length); dorsal rays VIII +I, 10 (rarely 9 or 11), first long spine shorter than following spine; anal rays III, 6,  second and third anal spines relatively short for the genus, about equal in length, not exceeding longest anal soft ray; pelvics insert a little behind pectoral base, with I strong spine and 5 rays; pectoral rays 14-16 (usually 15); lateral-line scales 68-75 (usually 71-74);  scales around tail base 25-30 (usually 27-29).


Generally silver with black lateral line; fins dark.


Size: attains 117 cm; IGFA record 26.2 kg.

Inhabits bays, estuaries, and lower parts of freshwater streams.

Depth: 0-25 m.

Southern Baja and the lower Gulf of California to northern Perú.   

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