The family of "temperate basses", containing two genera and
six species inhabiting coastal areas of the North Atlantic,
and the bays, lakes, and rivers that feed it. Many Moronidae are commercially important as game fish, especially the striped bass.
WCE = West Coast of Europe
ECNA = East Coast of North America
ENA = Eastern North America
GC = Gulf Coast
GL = GReat Lakes
MBR = Mississippi River Basin
D. labrax (European sea bass) WCE
D. punctatus (Spotted sea bass) WCE
Morone (aka Roccus)
M. americana (White perch), ECNA
M. chrysops (White bass), ENA, GC, MRB, Huson bay, Rio Grande
M. mississippiensis (Yellow Bass) GL, MRB, GC
M. saxatilis (Striped Bass or rockfish),
ECNA, GC, introduced widely
compiled out of
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2001. FishBase.
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