Description: distinct lateral line; high, divided dorsal
fin; sloping forehead; large mouth, protruding lower jaw; grows
much larger than other snooks; pelvic fin yellow.
from central Florida south, usually INSHORE in coastal and
brackish waters, along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and
bridges; also on reefs and pilings NEARSHORE.
catches 5 to 8 pounds.
44 lbs., 3 ozs.
primarily in summer; cannot tolerate water temperatures below 60
degrees F; can tolerate wholly fresh or saltwater; schools along
shore and in passes during spawning season; feeds on fish and
* The Florida
records quoted are from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's printed publication,
and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are
provided as only as a benchmark.