European sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

The sea bass (scientific name: Dicentrarchus labrax) is a member of the Moronidae family.

It is found in the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of North Atlantic. The sea bass and Gilt-head bream are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is one of the major fish for aquaculture.

In Greek cuisine the sea bass is a fine fish and can be prepared in a variety of ways (in salt, grilled or soup).

The sea bass is a primarily ocean-going fish. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and the Atlantic from Norway to Senegal. It lives in coastal waters in depth up to 100m. It survives in larger variations of salinity and water temperature. It is an ocean-going fish that sometimes enters brackish and fresh waters such as lagoons and estuaries. It has very good eyesight and see clearly in the dark. It is mostly a night hunter, feeding on small fish most invertebrates such as mollusks and shrimp.