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Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Largemouth bass
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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.

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

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

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