(Linnaeus, 1758); MORONIDAE FAMILY; also called European seabass, robalo, mero, bar commun
The European bass, known simply as the “bass” in Europe, is a warm and temperate water marine species that is relatively restricted to the European coast from England to northern Africa and the Mediterranean and Black Sea. It is generally found inshore near the surf zone and is somewhat tolerant of fresh water, like its close North American relative, the striped bass (Morone saxatilis). In behavior and appearance the two species are very much alike. The European bass lacks the stripes that characterize...