Black Sea Bass
Family Serranidae, SEA BASSES AND GROUPER Centropristis striata
Description: Basic color dark brown or black; dorsal fin has rows and stripes of white on black; large males have irridescent blue and ebony markings, and fatty hump in front of dorsal fin; females may have indistinct vertical barrings; topmost ray of caudal fin much elongated in adults; caudal may be tri-lobed; sharp spine near posterior margin of gill cover.
Similar Fish: Bank Sea Bass C. ocyurus; other centropristis..
Where Found: Structure-loving fish, associated with reefs and rubble OFFSHORE; smaller specimens often found INSHORE finger channels. Size: common to 1.5 punds (13 inches).
*Florida Record: 5lbs., 1oz.
Remarks: spawns January through March; Protogynous hermaphrodites, older females becoming breeding males; omnivorous bottom feeders, diet including small fish, crustaceans, and shell fish.
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