- Deeper body than other snook species
- Mouth reaches below the center of the eye
- Black lateral line extends onto tail
- Yellow-brown to green-brown on back
- Silver color on sides
Similar Species: Other snook species
Size: Common to 10 inches, but may reach 28 inches
Inshore species found in mangroves. Commonly found in freshwater. Occurs more in freshwater than other snook species.
Mangrove shorelines serve as nursery grounds for young.