Superkingdom Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Superclass Pisces
Class Osteichthyes
Subclass Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Superorder Acanthopterygii
Order Perciformes
Suborder Percoidei
Family Moronidae

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

compiled out of

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2001. FishBase.
World Wide Web electronic publication.

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