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Dicentrarchus labrax.jpg
European Seabass (D. labrax)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Moronidae
Genus: Dicentrarchus
T. N. Gill, 1860
Type species
Dicentrarchus labrax
É. Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817
  • Labrax Klein, 1776 (not available)
  • Labrax Walbaum, 1792 (not available)
  • Labrax G. Cuvier, 1828 (pre-occupied)

Dicentrarchus is a genus of temperate basses native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.


Currently, the two species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Dicentrarchus in FishBase. December 2013 version.