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Centropomus nigrescens  Günther, 1864

Black snook
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Centropomidae (Snooks)
Etymology: Centropomus: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical; 33°N - 20°S

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Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and mouth of the Gulf of California to northern Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 123 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); common length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); max. published weight: 26.2 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults enter mangrove areas and lagoons. Also occur in estuaries (Ref. 11035) and fresh water (Ref. 4537), as well as rustic ponds (Ref. 85798).

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Bussing, W.A., 1995. Centropomidae. Róbalos. p. 987-995. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9284)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.8 - 29.1, mean 26.9 (based on 207 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00422 - 0.01245), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.