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Giant sea bass

Stereolepis gigas

Description:

Huge fish that can reach up to 2,5 m in length. Almost brought to extinction by fishing, they are now protected in California. They can live over a century. They do not mature until 11-12 years old.

Habitat:

North Pacific Ocean. It usually stays in relatively shallow water, near kelp forests, drop-offs, or rocky bottoms and sand or mudflats. These are in SF Aquarium of the Bay.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2014
Submitted on Nov 30, 2014

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