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Fish Identification

Suwannee Bass

Suwannee bass

Suwannee bass have a series of dark, vertical, diamond shaped blotches along the lateral line, which may form a band. Mature Suwannee bass may have bright bluish coloring on the cheeks, breast, and ventral parts. Unlike largemouth bass, the upper jaw does not extend beyond the eyes and the dorsal fin is continuous and not deeply notched.

Scientific Name:  Micropterus notius

Adult size: Up to 16 inches

Distribution: Found only in the Alapaha, Ochlockonee, and Withlacoochee Rivers

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