Bank Sea Bass

Scientific name: Centropristis ocyurus

Appearance:

It is pale olive or brassy brown in color, and has indistinct black blotches that form vertical barrings. The fish is also characterized by the wavy blue lines on the head and purplish-blue lips. The adult fish has a tri-lobed caudal fin, and the edge of the nape is unscaled.

Habitat:

Bank sea bass are found offshore in deep water.

Florida locations:

Bank sea bass are found offshore in deep water inhabiting the coasts in Northeast Florida.

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