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Snook

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Snook

Snook

Centropomus undecimalis

 

Snook are tropical fish that visit when Texas waters are warm enough. They spend time in both fresh and salt water, never far from seawater when they're upriver and never far from fresh water when they're in the Gulf. The lateral line - that black stripe down a snook's sides - helps them sense fish and other objects in the water around them.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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