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kelp bass

n.
A sea bass (Paralabrax clathratus) of Pacific coastal waters from Washington to Baja California, having a mottled body with light spots and often found in kelp beds. Also called calico bass.
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They have been documented to feed on rays, guitarfish, skates, flatfish, small sharks, barred sand bass, kelp bass, blacksmith, ocean whitefish, sargo, sheephead, octopus, spiny lobster, cephalopods and squid (Domeier 2001, Love 2011).
To construct their study, the economists relied on information provided to them by NOAA in 1991 on injuries to two species of birds: bald eagles and peregrine falcons, and two species of fish: white croaker and kelp bass. (227) While bald eagles and peregrine falcons are endangered species, white croaker and kelp bass are very populous, with estimates of millions of croaker and bass living along the California coast.
NPS will use existing state of California ecological reserves in the park to test refugia concepts, and carefully measure the impact on the populations of about a dozen important commercial species, such as kelp, abalone, sea urchin, spiny lobster, sheepshead, angel shark, halibut, kelp bass, and several species of rockfish.
Rockfish, kelp bass, and barracuda account for most of the catch.
Corona del Mar MONT traps caught 15 of the 19 fish, including 14 Kelp Bass (Paralabrax clathratus).
Validation of daily growth rings in the genus Paralabrax was accomplished and presented in Cordes and Allen (1997) in their study on the closely related congener, the kelp bass (P.
Furthermore, kelp bass and barred sand bass larvae densities were also lower during the cool regime (1950s-1970s) and higher in the warm regime (1980s-1990s; Moser et al.
In addition, 48 topsmelt, 45 kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus), 44 bat rays (Myliobatis californica), and 30 black perch (Embiotoca jacksoni) were collected alive during impingement sampling (Table 1).
However, the adult densities of two important fishery species, California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher; 7.6 [+ or -] 0.5 and 5.5 [+ or -] 0.4/100 [m.sup.2] inside versus outside) and kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus, 3.6 [+ or -] 0.4 and 2.9 [+ or -] 0.4 inside versus outside), were significantly higher within the reserve.
Similarly, Erisman and Allen (2005a) observed both seasonal and ephemeral color change in kelp bass related to reproduction.
The kelp bass was inside the cave and oriented horizontally and essentially parallel to the cave opening.
Abstract.--Seasonal and ephemeral color patterns in the kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, were studied on Santa Catalina Island, California from April 2000 to September 2002.