What biome does the giant sea bass live in?
Meet the giant sea bass
King of the kelp forest, the giant sea bass is California’s largest nearshore bony fish and can be found at depths of 35 to 130 feet (11 to 40 meters).
Why is the giant sea bass endangered?
Since 1996, the giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) has been classified as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to overfishing.
Is a giant sea bass the same as a grouper?
Giant sea bass were originally assigned to the grouper family, Serranidae, but later placed in a new family, Percichthyidae. Although family placement has still not been resolved, similarities between larvae of wreckfishes and giant sea bass seem to support placement in the family Polyprionidae.