The different types of Bass
The common name bass describes many different species of
fish from freshwater to marine. All basses belong to the
order Perciformes which means perch-like fish. A group of
bass fish is known as a shoal. The bass is probably the most
popular freshwater game fish.
- The Black Basses, such as the Largemouth Bass (Micropterus
salmoides), Smallmouth Bass (M. dolomieu), Spotted Bass (M.
punctulatus), and Guadalupe Bass (M. treculii), belong to
the Sunfish family, Centrarchidae.
- The Temperate Basses, such as the Striped Bass (Morone
saxatilis) and White Bass (M. chrysops), belong to the
Many other species are also known as basses, including:
- The Australian Bass, Macquaria novemaculeata, a member of
the temperate perch family, Percichthyidae.
- The Black Sea Bass, Centropristis striata, a member of the
Sea Bass and Sea Grouper family, Serranidae.
- The Chilean Sea Bass, Dissostichus eleginoides, more
commonly known as the Patagonian Toothfish, a member of the
Cod Icefish family, Nototheniidae.
- The European Sea Bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, a member of
the Temperate Bass family, Moronidae.
- The Giant Sea Bass Stereolepis gigas, also known as the
Black Sea Bass, a member of the Wreckfish family,
- The Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides, a member of
the Sunfish family Centrarchidae.
- The Smallmouth Bass, Micropterus dolomieui, a member of
the Sunfish family Centrarchidae.
- The Spotted Bass, Micropterus punctulatus, a member of the
Sunfish family Centrarchidae.
- The Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, a member of the
Temperate Bass family, Moronidae.
Bass are a very popular type of fish that many fishermen and
fisherwomen enjoy catching. The organized sport of Bass
Fishing is subject to particular rules and guidelines for
whether or not you can keep the fish you caught or must
release it. Various localities also have seasons and limits
on size and numbers caught. It is important that these
guidelines are followed in order to preserve bass fish
The not undisputed but self-proclaimed "Bass Fishing Capital
of the World" is in the Unites States of America, in the
Ozarks (Midwestern USA in Missouri and Arkansas). Here the
bass fishing is touted as being the best and most abundant.
The headquarters of Bass Pro Shops, one of the world's
largest outdoor and fishing supply companies, is situated in
Many people enjoy fishing and the bass is one of the easier
fish to catch. They tend to congregate together in outlets
or shoals. They are most active in the morning and in the
afternoon and they are insectivorous and feed on multiple
The bass normally targeted by fishermen in North America can
be small mouth or large mouth. They are usually grey or a
muddy green in color. They may have spots, stripes or
iridescent scales. Most Bass have a rear fin that is in the
shape of a rounded V, which helps in identification. They
also usually have two fins on the underside and one fin
running along the top. They have spiny gills and a rounded
wedge shaped fish head. They are not a flat fish, they are
rather thick. Different species can get different lengths
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