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LARGEMOUTH BASS

(Micropterus salmoides)

Two largemouth bass reside in the Eagle Pond along the Genesee Trail. Often stocked for sport fishing, this fish is now common throughout the United States.

ABOUT THE LARGEMOUTH BASS

STATUS IN THE WILD

International Union for the Conservation of Nature status: Least concern.

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HABITAT

Freshwater lakes, streams and ponds with bottom cover such as logs, rocks, vegetation.

DIET

Invertebrates and small fish.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The largemouth bass derives its name from the fact that the rear end ofthe lower jaw extends past the eye, while that of a smallmouth does not.