Katayama, 1957; LATEOLABRACIDAE FAMILY
The blackfin seabass is endemic to the north eastern Pacific from the Shizuoka and Chiba Prefectures in central Japan southward to the Nagasaki Prefecture and the East China Sea. In southern waters of Japan, it is caught more often than its close relative, the Japanese seabass, Lateolabrax japonicus. Large fish are often caught in the area of shallow rocks and reefs and, in southern Japan even in the brackish waters of river mouths.
It is similar in shape to the striped bass, Morone saxatilis, of U.S. waters. It has an elongate, compressed, silvery bo...