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Centropristis ocyurus.jpg
bank sea bass (Centropristis ocyurus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Centropristis
Cuvier, 1829


Centropristis is a genus of fishes in the family Serranidae. There are five species distributed in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Fishes of this genus are known commonly as sea basses.[1]

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.[1]

Species in genus Centropristis include:[2]


  1. ^ a b Vandersea, M. W., et al. (2008). Identification of larval sea basses (Centropristis spp.) using ribosomal DNA-specific molecular assays. Fishery Bulletin 106 183-93.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, eds. Species List: Centropristis. FishBase. 2014.