Centropristis ocyurus (Jordan & Evermann, 1887)
Bank sea bass
photo by Cox, C.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 11 - 101 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina to Cape Canaveral in northeastern Florida, USA and the entire Gulf of Mexico, including Florida Keys.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Prefers hard bottoms at depths of about 55 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 30.04.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94

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