Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata )

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Black Sea Bass  (Centropristis striata )

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Black sea bass are very dark brown on the sides and back, the belly and fins also tend to be dark.   Females have constant curve slope from the head to the top of the back.  Males have a pronounced "dent" before the dorsal fin and are referred to as knotheads.  Near the dorsal area most have a red or aquamarine coloration may be present especially on males.  The upper part of the caudal fin (tail) has along extending filament.
In Delaware they appear during the first weeks of May, withdrawing in late . . .

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