Snook in Costa Rica

Snook in Costa Rica

Snook in Costa Rica

The snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is a salt water fish that belongs to the family Centropomidae of the order Perciformes. In Costa Rica, snook is commonly found in the shallow coastal waters of Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea as well as in lagoons, estuaries and river mouths. Snook is a trophy sporting fish well known for its impressive fights and large size. It is also recognized as a delicious meal!


It has a dull gray colored body with black lateral lines, a large lower jaw, yellow colored fins and pelvic. . A snook normally grows up to the length of 4.6 feet and can weigh about 24 kilograms.

Dietary Habits of a Snook

Snook is a carnivorous species. It feeds upon small reef fishes and crustaceans like shrimps and crabs.Snook in Costa Rica1

Snook – Where and When to Find in Costa Rica

Snook dwells in inshore, shallow water up to the depth of 66 feet. They are also seen in fresh water. Osa Peninsula, Savegre River, Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Cano Negro Reserve are few of the places where snooks are found in abundance. The peak season to catch them is from August to January when it is raining cats and dogs! 

Snook in Costa Rica


Author: Annie Watts

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