Largemouth Bass

(Micropterus salmoides)


largemouth bass

Animal Info

Two largemouth bass reside in the 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.


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


Invertebrates and small fish.

Did you know?

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.

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