Tarpon Snook: Centropomus pectinatus
only snook with 7 anal fin rays (others have 6); lower jaw curves
upward; compressed body; prominent black lateral line extends
through tail; tips of pelvic fin reach beyond anus.
INSHORE in south Florida; frequently in fresh water.
maximum size of 16 to 18 inches; feeds on small fish and larger
crustaceans; young are nurtured along mangrove shorelines; rare on
Florida's west coast.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
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