Family Centropomidae - Snooks
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 12 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Family content changed since Ref. 7463. Includes only Centropomus with 12 species, (= former Centropominae). Hypopterus (1 sp.), Lates (9 spp.) and Psammoperca (1 sp.) are placed in a new family, Latidae (= former Centropomidae: Latinae) (Ref. 54714). Distribution: Americas and Atlantic Ocean. Perch-like fishes with concave snout profiles. Marine (often brackish); some in freshwater. Branchiostegal 7 rays. Important food fishes. Maximum length about 1.4 m. The following information (Ref. 7463) needs to be reviewed after the splitting. Lateral line extends onto caudal peduncle, reaching posterior margin of fin (except in one species); some species with 3 rows on the tail. Pelvic axis usually with scaly process. Dorsal fin bipartite (either deeply notched or with a distinct gap); with 7 or 8 spines on the first part; 1 spine and 8-11 soft rays on the second. Anal fin 3 spines; 6- 9 soft rays. Pelvic fin 1 spine, 5 soft rays. Caudal fin rounded, truncate or forked.
  Etymology
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Greek, kentron = thorn, sting + Greek, pomas, -atos = cover ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Carangimorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Carangimorpharia | Centropomidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Centropomidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
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Centropomus medius Günther, 1864
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Centropomus pectinatus (non Poey, 1860)
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Centropomus nigrescens Günther, 1864
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Centropomus mexicanus Bocourt, 1868
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Centropomus viridis Lockington, 1877
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Centropomus robalito Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
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Centropomus poeyi Chávez, 1961
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