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Here is some additional information about Sea Bass in Florida.

Bank Sea Bass Fishing Information

illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: pale olive or brassy-brown in color with indistinct black blotches that form vertical barrings (the blotch above pectoral fin darker); wavy blue lines on head; lips purplish-blue; caudal fin tri-lobed on adults; edge of nape unscaled.

Similar fish: rock sea bass, C. philadelphica; other Centropristis.

Where found: OFFSHORE in deep water with rocks and reefs.

Size: usually 0.3 pounds (8 inches).

Remarks: undergoes sex change, starting life as female, changing to male after three or four spawning seasons; feeds on the bottom, taking squid, crustaceans, and small fish.

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