- Only snook with 7 anal fin rays (others have 6)
- Lower jaw curves upward
- Tips of pelvic fins reach beyond anus
- Compressed body
- Prominent black lateral line extends onto tail
Similar Species: Other snook species
Size: Common to 15 inches, but may reach 22 inches
Inshore in coastal waters; frequently found in freshwater.
Feed on small fish and large crustaceans. Mangrove shorelines serve as nursery areas for young. Rare on Florida’s west coast.