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Centropristis

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Centropristis is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes which is a member of the subfamily Serraninae of the family Serranidae, which includes the groupers and anthias. There are five species distributed in the western North Atlantic Ocean.[2] Fishes of this genus are known commonly as sea basses.[3]

Black sea bass (C. striata) is of economic importance in commercial and recreational fishing in the waters off of the East Coast of the United States.[3]

Species in genus Centropristis include:[2]

References

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Centropristis". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Centropristis Species of 'Centropristis' in FishBase. December 2019 version.
  3. ^ a b Mark W. Vandersea; R. Wayne Litaker; Katrin E. Marancik; et al. "Identification of larval sea basses (Centropristis spp.) using ribosomal DNA-specific molecular assays" (PDF). NOAA Fishery Bulletin. 106 (2): 189–193.
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Centropristis: Brief Summary

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Centropristis is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes which is a member of the subfamily Serraninae of the family Serranidae, which includes the groupers and anthias. There are five species distributed in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fishes of this genus are known commonly as sea basses.

Black sea bass (C. striata) is of economic importance in commercial and recreational fishing in the waters off of the East Coast of the United States.

Species in genus Centropristis include:

Centropristis fuscula Poey, 1861 (twospot sea bass) Centropristis ocyurus (D.S. Jordan & Evermann, 1887) (bank sea bass) Centropristis philadelphica (Linnaeus, 1758) (rock sea bass) Centropristis rufa Cuvier 1829 Centropristis striata (Linnaeus 1758) (black sea bass)
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