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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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Study area and sampling survey: Common snook individuals and otoliths were obtained from four commercial landing points located in coastal and riverine areas during monthly sampling surveys conducted from July 2006 to March 2008.
Abstract.--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.
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The common snook Centropomus undecimalis is a tropical protandric hermaphrodite fish, with euryhaline and diadromous habits (Taylor et al.
Some days, the common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, seems anything but common.
There are five species of snook found in Florida; common snook, small-scale fat snook, large-scale fat snook, swordspine snook, and tarpon snook.
Mangroves are preferred habitat for linesider, which is colloquial for the common snook. In Florida, the range of those spider-legged trees with the waxy green leaves has long been a proxy for the range of the snook.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) performs regular stock assessments of common snook, using information collected through a variety of sources.
* There are 5 species of snook in Florida waters: Common snook, small-scale fat snook, large-scale fat snook, swordspine snook and tarpon snook.
The common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) in Florida has been one of the world's most tightly regulated species even though 95 percent of those caught are believed to be released.
The common snook is actually more closely related to striped bass than largemouth bass.
Home-grown common snook, too, will flat out maul cichlids in the creeks and briny bays of the Everglades.