Rock Sea Bass Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: color olive-bronze, with dark blotches forming
vertical bars; dark black blotch on middle of dorsalfin
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.
Similar fish: bank sea bass, C. ocyurus;
Where found: OFFSHORE; differs from other sea
basses in that it is often found on sandy or muddy bottoms.
Size: small species, rarely more than 10 inches.
Remarks: spawns January through March; young adults are predominantly female, transforming into males as they
grow older; maximum size about 10 inches.