The Stereolepis gigas, or Giant sea bass, is a fish native to California. They are very large creatures, their typical weight being 562 pounds, and their typical length being 8 feet. Aside from their size, they have big, robust heads with large mouths to help capture their prey. They have long dorsal spines that fit into grooves in their back to help them swim. Their color can vary from reddish brown, to grey, and to dark brown. Most of the time, they have dark colored spots. They have a surprisingly long lifespan, on average, they live to be 75 years or older.