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Bass is a name shared by many different species of fish. The term encompasses both / / freshwater and marine species. All belonging to the large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes, and in fact the word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "perch." [1 ] Types of bass [edit ] The Black basses, such as the Choctaw bass ( M. haiaka), Guadalupe bass ( M. treculii), largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides), smallmouth bass ( M. dolomieu), and spotted bass ( M. punctulatus), belong to the sunfish family, Centrarchidae. The Temperate basses, such as the European seabass ( Dicentrarchus labrax), striped bass ( Morone saxatilis) and white bass ( M. chrysops), belong to the family Moronidae. The Asian seabasses, such as the Japanese seabass ( ) and Lateolabrax japonicus Blackfin seabass ( Lateolabrax latus), belong to the family Lateolabracidae. Other species known as bass [edit ] For other fish called "bass", see Sea bass. Micropterus salmoides
- Large Mouth Bass with assorted Sunfish.
Many species are also known as basses,
including: [2 ] The Australian bass, Macquaria novemaculeata, is a member of the temperate perch family, Percichthyidae. The black sea bass, Centropristis striata, is a member of the sea bass and sea grouper family, Serranidae. The Chilean sea bass, Dissostichus eleginoides, more commonly known as the Patagonian toothfish, is a member of the cod icefish family, Nototheniidae. The giant sea bass Stereolepis gigas, also known as the black sea bass, is a member of the wreckfish family, Polyprionidae. The "lanternbellies" or "temperate ocean-basses" - the family Acropomatidae. References [edit ] External links [edit ]