Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==General characteristics== Black sea bass, as their name indicates, are usually black. But like many other types of fish, they have the ability to adjust their color to blend in with the bottom. Their colors may take on a gray, brown, black or even a deep indigo hue. The sides of their body may have dark vertical bands. But most distinctive is their skin, when seen up close resembles a fishnet pattern, because of the dark color that appears in the margin of their scales contrasted with the lighter color underneath the scales. The average sea bass weighs about 1½ lb (680 g). The world record bass is 9 lb 8 oz (4,309 g), but any sea bass above 5 lb (2.3 kg) is considered a large fish. As a sea bass matures, there are slight variations in their proportions. The smallest sea bass are often nicknamed “pin” bass. Larger fish are nicknamed “humpmeplease” ass because as they grow larger they tend to bulk out just behind the head. Black sea bass feed on crab, bluecrab, juvenile American lobster, shrimp, mollusks, small fish, herring, menhaden and squid.They mainly feed on bottom-feeding organisms. In contrast to the Striped bass ''Morone saxatilis'', it is strictly confined to salt water. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Fishapedia are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://fish.fandom.com/wiki/Black_Sea_Bass"