The fat snook is a member of the snook family. It has a deep body, large head, flattened snout and a large mouth. There are between 79 and 92 scales in the row above the lateral line ending at the caudal fin base, and the mouth is terminal. Fat snook have a protruding lower jaw. The fat snook is a marine species that enters inland marshes and the shorelines of vegetated rivers, creeks, canals and lakes.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — South Florida and the Atlantic Coast