Also known as Cod, Gaper, Hind, Learned Rockfish, Painted Comber, Rockcod, Trout.
Found over mud, sand and in seagrass beds of the continental shelf and upper rocky slopes.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 5-500m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Black Sea, Mediterranean ?Red Sea
Sea Bass are solitary carnivores that hunt near the bottom usually at dusk. Food is drawn into their mouths by a powerful suction when they open their overly large mouths and then swallowed whole.
Spawning is seasonal and controlled by the moons phase. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1353