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Sea Bass

Sea bass is a variety of Sea fish covering many species of the Serranidae Family. The scientific name for sea bass is Lates Calcarifer, belonging to a family of Deep Sea Fishes called Perch. Though they cover many species, they all have some similar characteristics making them fall under one head. Sea bass are very large fishes. They are basically saltwater fish. Sea bass are sound sensitive. They are attracted to soft noise, but they swim away from any violent noise. Some of the sea bass fishes are giant sea bass, black sea bass, kelp sea bass, bank sea bass, striped sea bass, barred sand bass, and spotted sand bass etc.

Bass are a few centimeters to 2 meters in length and weigh around 1-3 kilograms on an average. An extraordinary large sea bass may be more than 1 meter in length and can weigh about 12 kilograms. Life expectancy of a sea bass in the wild is 4 years, though actually it can live for 20 years. Sea bass are perch-like fish. Their body is elongated and is covered with large, regular scales. Their mouth is large. The tail is generally rounded or straight-edged. Different bass have different color both among and within the species. Their back is generally dark grey to green and their belly is white. They have two fins on the back. One of the fins has sharp pikes to defend them against the predators.

Sea bass is generally present in tropical and sub-tropical waters. They could be mainly found in North Atlantic Ocean between 30�N and 70�N latitude. Some sea bass could be found in Mediterranean and Black Sea. It is a good swimmer because of its caudal tail, enabling it to survive even in currents and restless sea. It generally stays in shallow waters like rivers, creeks, and swamps. Sometimes they are found in near shore islands as well. They are tolerable to wide variations of salinity. However, they grow better in low saline water.

They are fierce carnivores. They hunt not only on smaller fishes but also on crustaceans, Seashells , mollusks, other invertebrates as well as squids. With time, they develop many preying techniques. The old sea bass actually catches fewer but larger prey. Some bass are active swimmers while others are quite inactive. Certain bass are hermaphroditic, i.e. they have both male and female characteristics in them.From Human Perspective

Bass are highly priced and have fine sport qualities. They are relatively lean and low in fat. They are meaty and are good for any type of cooking. There are many ways to cook a sea bass. They are very tasty and thus, they are a sought-after target for commercial fishing. They are highly priced, which leads to a threat of over-fishing as sea bass are a slow-growing species. For fishing purposes, squid would be the best bait to catch a sea bass. Spring season would be best to go for bass fishing. You could use a sea bass as a meal by itself or can use it as meat in any other dishes.

Sea Bass
Giant Sea Bass Barred Sand Bass Spotted Sand Bass Black Sea Bass
Kelp Bass Striped Bass Bank Sea Bass