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Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
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Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

General Description: Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) are long, fusiform perch with a very large mouth (extending to behind the eye). The sides are marked with dark blotches forming a jagged stripe. Largemouth bass usually get to about 18 inches, but really big ones grow to about 3-feet long and 25 pounds.

Taxonomy: Family: Sunfish (Centrarchidae).

Diet: These predatory fish eat aquatic insects, other fish, frogs, snakes, birds, and anything else they can catch.

Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Favored Habitat: Slow-moving water, lakes, and ponds in shallow water among reeds, waterlilies, and other vegetation

Where to Find: Largemouth Bass are native to eastern North America, but they have been widely planted elsewhere as sport fish. Around Las Vegas, look for this species in Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

Comments: Largemouth Bass were planted all over the world and are an important sport fish in Nevada.

Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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