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Basses

Giant Sea Bass

Stereolepis gigas

 
(1: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island / 2: Arch Point, Santa Barbara Island)

These are big fish.  4-5' long and hundreds of pounds.


Kelp Bass

Paralabrax clathratus

       
(1,6-7: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 2-3,8: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 4: Eel Point, San Clemente Island / 5: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island)


White Seabass

Atractoscion nobilis

These have a long, uniquely-shaped second dorsal fin.

This is a juvenile:
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)