Kelp Bass is popularly referred to as the Calico Bass and has a scientific name Paralabrax clathratus.
It belongs to the family of Serranidae and Genus Paralabrax. These small marine fishes are seen in the eastern North Pacific Ocean of the United States and also in the waters of Baja California and Mexico.
The colour of Kelp Bass fish is brown, olive green with light blotches and slightly lighter colour underneath.
These are excellent food fish and is highly rejoiced when fried well in low oil content. It has a mild meat flavour and a certain something you must try.