Largemouth Black Bass (Micropterus Salmoides)

Also known as American Black Bass, Bass, Black Bass, Florida Largemouth Bass, Gamefish, Green Bass, Green Trout, Largemouth, Largemouth Bass, Northern Largemouth Bass

Description

Also known as American Black Bass, Bass, Black Bass, Florida Largemouth Bass, Gamefish, Green Bass, Green Trout, Largemouth, Largemouth Bass, Northern Largemouth Bass.

Found over mud and sand bottoms in clear, shallow waters of vegetated creeks, lakes, ponds, rivers and swamps.
They feed on crustaceans, crayfish, fish and frogs.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 0-6m
Widespread North America

Sunfish have been introduced into many areas outside of where they originally came from, Europe being one place, mainly for sport fishing! Ref: http://www.fishbase.se/summary/Micropterus-salmoides.html

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  1. Generally stocky body with very distinct black lateral bar crossing most of the body after the gill plate. Large mouth with a jaw that extends past the eye ( a key feature of this species versus the similar spotted bass). Individuals can be various shades of green depending on the water shed, with individuals from Florida being particularly dark in coloration. (edit) Ref: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largemouth_bass

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