Bass fish facts

Black sea bass are the protogynous hermaphrodite which begins their life as female and turns to males. When it becomes mature, it yields eggs. The eggs float in water and are buoyant which hatch from 1.5 to 5 days after the fertilization. It is black in color having dusky spots fins. It is a great source of magnesium and low-fat protein. The flesh have sweet and mild flavor.

Name Bass fish facts and benefits
Scientific Name Centropristis striata L.
Native The word bass is derived from the Middle English bars that mean perch.  It is mostly found in Northern ranges. It resides coasts of Maine to Northeast Florida and Easter Gulf of Mexico.
Common/English Name Black sea bass, humpback (larger males), black bass, rock bass, pinbass sea bass
Name in Other Languages Danish: Sort havaborre;
Dutch: zwarte zeebaars;
Finnish: Kalliomeriahven;
French: Fanfre noir, Saint-Pierre;
German: Schwarzer Zackenbarsch;
Italian: Perchia striata;
Mandarin Chinese: Tiáowén jù yì (条纹锯鮨), Hēi jù yì (黑鋸鮨);
Norwegian: Svart havabbor;
Portuguese: Serrano-estriado;
Spanish: Serrano estriado;
Swedish: Svart havsabborre;
UK: Black seabass;
Finland: Kalliomeriahven;
Iceland: Svarti gaddborri;
Brazil: Robalo;
Poland: Strzępiel czarny;
Portugal: Serrana-estriado;
Norway: Svart havabbor;
Sweden: Svart havsabborre;
Greece: Μαύρη Πέρκα (mà¡vri perka);
Saudi Arabia: Urus;
Habit Carnivorous
Feed on Fish, mollusks, crustaceans and invertebrates
Regions Warm and tropical seas
Tail Straight edged or rounded
Eggs Diameter: 0.95 mm (0.037 inches)
Lifespan May live upto 20 years
Shape and Size Oblong, compressed, stout and Length: 12 inches
Head Back, large, flat topped
Fins Dark
Weight 1 pound
Back Color Blue to black, smoky gray and dusky brown
Flesh color White
Body Stout with large mouth and head
Prey Crabs, small fishes, shrimp, squid, barnacles, razor clams
Predators Striped bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, Dusky shark and Bignose shark
Flavor Sweet, fresh, mild
Major Nutritions Selenium, Se 47.1 µg (85.64%)
Isoleucine 1.095 g (65.49%)
Lysine 2.184 g (65.31%)
Tryptophan 0.266 g (60.45%)
Threonine 1.042 g (59.20%)
Valine 1.226 g (58.05%)
Histidine 0.7 g (56.82%)
Leucine 1.932 g (52.27%)
Protein 23.77 g (47.54%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.516 mg (39.69%)
Health Benefits
  • Cancer prevention
  • Reduce weight
  • Healthy heart
  • Treats diabetes
  • Bone health
  • Eye ailments
  • Assist growth
Calories in 1 fillet (129 gm) 125 Kcal.
  • It should be consume in limited amounts.
  • The consumption of raw fish might cause parasitic infections.
How to Eat
  • It is baked, broiled, poached, grilled and sautéd.
  • It is also served with carrots, red & green bell peppers, shrimp and potatoes.
Other Facts
  • It turns dull black to white when it is out of water.
  • They have the lifespan of 15 or 20 years.
  • They usually feed on amphipods, shrimp and isopods.​
  • All fish could not reverse its sex.


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