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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Centropristis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centropristis fuscula Twospot sea bass Western Atlantic 15 TL 1861
Centropristis ocyurus Bank sea bass Western Atlantic 30 TL 1887
Centropristis philadelphica Rock sea bass Western Atlantic 30 TL 1758
Centropristis rufus Western Central Atlantic 1829
Centropristis striata Black seabass Western Atlantic 66 TL 1758



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