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Japanese seabass (L. japonicus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Family: Lateolabracidae
Genus: Lateolabrax
Bleeker, 1855
Type species
Labrax japonicus
G. Cuvier, 1828
  • Percalabrax Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 (lapsus)

Lateolabrax is a genus of commercially important fishes known as the Asian seabasses. It is the only genus in the family Lateolabracidae.[1] This genus is native to the coastal waters of the western Pacific Ocean.[2] This genus has also been included in family Moronidae (temperate basses).[3]


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Suzuki201302.jpg Lateolabrax japonicus (G. Cuvier, 1828) Japanese seabass western Pacific Ocean, where it occurs from Japan to the South China Sea
シャクシ浜のヒラ鱸 - panoramio.jpg Lateolabrax latus Katayama, 1957 blackfin seabass Pacific coast of Asia, in Japan and in South Korea


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Lateolabracidae" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Lateolabrax in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  3. ^ Nelson, J. S. (2006). Fishes of the World (4 ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-471-25031-9.