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n. pl. ro·ba·los or robalo
See snook1.

[Spanish róbalo, haddock, probably alteration of Catalan llobarro, from lobo, wolf, from Latin lupus; see lobo.]


(ˈrɒbəˌləʊ; ˈrəʊ-)
n, pl -los or -lo
(Animals) any percoid fish of the family Centropomidae, occurring in warm and tropical (mostly marine) waters. Some of the larger species, such as the snooks, are important food fishes and many of the smaller ones are aquarium fishes
[Spanish, probably changed from lobaro (unattested), from lobo wolf, from Latin lupus]


(snuk, snʊk)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) snook, (esp. for kinds or species) snooks.
any of various warm-water marine fishes of the family Centropomidae, esp. Centropomus undecimalis, of the Atlantic.
[1690–1700; < Dutch snoek]


(snʊk, snuk)

a gesture of defiance, disrespect, or derision made by thumbing the nose.
cock a snook, to thumb the nose.
[1875–80; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.robalo - a kind of percoid fish
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Centropomidae, family Centropomidae - a family of fish or the order Perciformes including robalos
snook - large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike
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Life-history traits of the common snook Centropomus undecimalis in a Caribbean estuary and large-scale biogeographic patterns relevant to management.
Some days, the common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, seems anything but common.
Studies on the common snook Centropomus undecimalis larvae have been conducted primarily in the United States, Mexico and Brazil, with eggs obtained from wild breeding mature specimens and recently by Mote Marine Laboratory using fish in captivity (Yanes-Roca & Main, 2012).
The common snook Centropomus undecimalis is a key marine fish found in tropical and subtropical regions of Florida, USA, down to the Southern Brazil (FIGUEIREDO; MENEZES, 1980).
in larval fish rearing and husbandry and today he works in Mote's Marine Stock Enhancement Program helping to rear a number of species, especially common snook.
Reproductive and population dynamics of common snook Centropomus undecimalis (Perciformes: Centropomidae) in Barra San Pedro, Centla, Mexico
Catch data are summarized for common snook, (Centropomus undecimalis) from 1975 through 2004 from the lower Laguna Madre, the only area along the Texas coast where common snook are routinely captured.
The tagged fish were from seven species: red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus); black drum (Pogonias cromis); sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus); common snook (Centropomus undecimalis); spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus); bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas); and crevalle jack (Caranx hippos).
The common snook is the most abundant, hence the name, and also are the biggest.
Common snook is abundant in coastal states of Gulf of Mexico (Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Tabasco) (Caballero 2003, Zarza-Meza et al.
During 1986-91, we examined 2088 common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, captured in Jupiter and Lake Worth inlets and adjacent waters on the east coast of Florida and 1784 common snook captured in Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida.
Mangroves are preferred habitat for linesider, which is colloquial for the common snook.