Most (83 percent) common snook caught in gill nets came from the lower Laguna Madre and no common snook were caught north of Matagorda Bay.
The common snook is a protrandric hermaphrodite (Peters et al.
During the years assessed in this study, juvenile common snook were captured each year in the Rio Grande (Fig.
At present, the common snook population in Texas is small in size and appears to persist at a relatively steady state.
Legal-size large juveniles and adults of six of the recreationally valuable species tagged within NTZ boundaries--red drum, black drum, common snook, sheepshead, bull shark, and crevalle jack--were documented to migrate out of the protected area.
Spawning by common snook may occur year-round on Florida's east coast (Gilmore et al.
However, for tropical species such as the common snook, permit (Trachinotus falcatus), gray snapper, and others whose abundances increase seasonally in the northern lagoon habitats during the warmer months (Tremain and Adams, 1995), it seems probable that seasonal movements could bring them into contact with the protected habitats.
Reported recapture length frequencies closely approximated the population length frequencies in our collections for red drum, black drum, and sheepshead but over-represented the frequency of larger individuals for common snook and spotted seatrout.
On the east coast of Florida, common snook were collected with hook-and-line gear during June--August 1987-91 in Sebastian, Jupiter, and Lake Worth Inlets.
An annual growth zone in a common snook otolith comprises a narrow, concentric opaque band, formed each winter as growth slows, and a wider, translucent band, formed each summer as growth increases.
Scale impressions from 48 common snook of different ages and lengths were made on acetate slides and read under compound microscopes equipped with transmitted light.
Length-length and length-weight regressions were calculated for common snook of both sexes with pooled data.