Centropomus nigrescens Günther, 1864
Black snook
Centropomus nigrescens
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Centropomidae (Snooks)
Max. size:  123 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 26 kg
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and mouth of the Gulf of California to northern Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Body slender and not very deep; dorsal profile slightly concave behind the eyes; lateral line extending to posterior edge of caudal fin; second anal spine, when folded down, well removed from origin of caudal fin; pectoral and pelvic fins sub-equal; anal fin with 6 rays; back blue gray; belly white; lateral line very dark; fins charcoal gray (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Adults enter mangrove areas and lagoons. Also occur in estuaries (Ref. 11035) and fresh water (Ref. 4537), as well as rustic ponds (Ref. 85798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 November 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.09.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.12
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.94

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