Sriped Bass or Scientific classification, Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordataa; Class: Actinopterygii; Order:Perciformes; Family: Moronidae; Genus:Morone;
Species: M. saxatilis. Binomial name: Morone saxatilis. (Source: Wikipeia) Photo/New England Boating
A recent article on HuffingtonPost.com examines the often confusing process behind naming types of fish.
According to the article, the names we use for fish are quite complicated, and depending on who we are and where we are, the names we use can be quite different. Fish on a menu are usually described by their English common names. Tuna, swordfish, and sea bass are menu items we are all used to seeing. The problem is, what is tuna? Is there more than one kind of swordfish? Is sea bass a family?
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