Spotted (Kentucky) bass
The spotted bass gets its name from the numerous dark spots that cover the lower side of its greenish, slender body, below a dark lateral line. Spotted bass have a sandpaper-like tooth patch on the tongue that largemouth’s lack and the rear of the jaw does not extend behind the eye as it does in largemouth’s.
Scientific Name: Micropterus punctulatus
State Record: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Image D.Raver (USFWS)
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