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Black Sea Bass Details
Name: Black Sea Bass
Water Type: saltwater
Latin Name: Centropristis striata
Common Names: Sea Bass, Blackfish
Ideal Water Temp: 59-64 degrees
World Record: 9lbs 8ozs
Description: General characteristics:
Black sea bass, as their name indicates, are usually black. But like many other types of fish, they have the ability to adjust their color to blend in with the bottom. Their colors may take on a gray, brown, black or even a deep indigo hue. The sides of their body may have dark vertical bands. But most distinctive is their skin, when seen up close resembles a fishnet pattern, because of the dark color that appears in the margin of their scales contrasted with the lighter color underneath the scales.Perch-like bottom/reef fish, dark black with blue speckles and some white markings.It is a type of Grouper (Serranidae) found more commonly in northern than in southern ranges.
They can be found in inshore waters (bays and sounds) and offshore in waters up to a depth of 130 m (425'). They spend most of their time close to the sea floor and are often congregated around bottom formations such as rocks, man-made reefs, wrecks, jetties, piers, and bridge pilings.Caught mostly by bottom fishing bait and jigs.
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Added by davetroy from the trip entitled Sea Bass and Scup off Harwichport
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walked further up the beach towards the parking lot.
Added by punisher72 from the trip entitled Gooseberry neck/island
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Added by natickguy from the trip entitled 08/08/09 - Narragansett Bay - Rhode Island

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