rock sea bass


Rock Sea Bass



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Detailed Information on the Rock Sea Bass
rock sea bass
Color olive-brown or bronze, with dark blotches forming vertical bars.
Dark black blotch on middle of dorsal fin base.
Tip of lower jaw purplish.
Bright blue and orange stripes and markings on head and fins.
Fully scaled nape.
Tail tri-lobed in adults.

Rock sea bass are found offshore often on sandy or muddy bottoms.

These fish spawn January through March. Young adults are predominently female and transform into males as they grow older. The maximum size for rock sea bass is about 10 inches.

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State Records:
Florida ~ This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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Additional Information:
Rock sea bass are similar in appearance to bank sea bass C. ocyurus; and other Centropristis

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