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Shared by : Aaditya Singh (Austria)
Habitat : North America- in the waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean, between the Humboldt Bay and the Gulf of California
Status : Critically Endangered
About
A fish of tremendous size, the giant sea bass is also known for its lengthy lifespan.
Single strongly notched dorsal fin within a groove on the back, and a broad flat tail.
Large head and mouth. Small teeth in the back of the mouth.
Feed on crustaceans, as well as a wide variety of fish.
Known to move extremely quickly, despite their great size and bulk.
Found in relatively shallow waters of the ocean in the tidal zones, near the shores and kelp forests.
Threats
Commercial and sports fisheries over last few decades.
Efforts
Since 1982, all forms of harvesting of this fish species has been banned by the California Department of Fish and Game.
There is a general belief that the population of the giant sea-bass is recovering though sufficient proof supporting this claim is still lacking.

Photo & Reference
https://www.google.ae/search?q=Giant+Sea-bass&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GGRV_enAE751AE751&tbs=sur:fc,isz:m&tbm=isch&source=lnt&sa=
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20795/0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_sea_bass
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/onlinelearningcenter/species/giant_sea_bass

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