croaker are all included in this grouping. Bass is a general term
which has been applied to many fresh- and salt-water fish which are
actually unrelated as far as species goes. The one thing they all have in
common however, is their fine-grained, firm flesh.
This family also includes the Pacific white sea bass and Atlantic spotted, speckled or gray sea trout. Although confusing, these are not truly related to true bass or trout. The kingfish is another species of drum, as is the silver perch.