Species catalogue

Sea bass

Order Perciformes
Family Moronidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated, deep body and covered with large scales. Fleshy lips and toothed tongue. 2 dorsal fins separated by a short space. Greenish gray or leaden on the back, shiny silver on the flanks and silvery white on the belly. It weighs up to 10 kg.

FAO code
Dicentrarchus labrax
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Wolfsbarsch
France Loup
Italy Spigola
Portugal Robalo legítimo
United Kingdom Sea bass
Japan Suzuki-no-rui
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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