kelp bass
noun Date: circa 1936 a mottled sea bass (Paralabrax clathratus) that occurs along the Pacific coast of the United States and is an important sport fish

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  • kelp bass — noun : a dusky sea bass (Paralabrax clathratus) that is blotched with darker brown or gray above and silvery or yellowish below, is common in kelp beds along the California coast, and is an esteemed sport fish * * * /bas/ a sea bass, Paralabrax… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kelp bass — /bas/ a sea bass, Paralabrax clathratus, of southern California coastal waters, valued as a food and game fish. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kelp (disambiguation) — Kelp is the large seaweeds (algae), belonging to the brown algae and classified in the order Laminariales.Kelp can also refer to:* Kelp Records, a record label * Kelp Gull, a bird * Kelp Bass, a fish * Kelp forest, a type of marine ecosystem *… …   Wikipedia

  • kelp — /kɛlp / (say kelp) noun 1. any of the large brown seaweeds, as Macrocystis, Sarcophycus or Undaria. 2. the ash of such seaweeds. {Middle English culp; ultimate origin unknown} Kelp can grow up to 30 metres high and is the largest, and the fastest …   Australian English dictionary

  • kelp salmon — Cabrilla Ca*bril la, n. [Sp., prawn.] (Zo[ o]l) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus {Serranus}, and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand bass — noun 1. a. : a California sea bass (Paralabrax nebulifer) that is greenish above and silvery below b. : kelp bass 2. a. : green sunfish b …   Useful english dictionary

  • calico bass — noun Etymology: calico (II) 1. : black crappie 2. : kelp bass * * * /bas/ the black crappie. See under crappie. [1880 85, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Giant sea bass — Taxobox name = Giant sea bass status = CR | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Polyprionidae genus = Stereolepis species = S. gigas binomial = Stereolepis gigas… …   Wikipedia

  • rock bass — Cabrilla Ca*bril la, n. [Sp., prawn.] (Zo[ o]l) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus {Serranus}, and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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