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Fish Identification

Shadow bass

Shadow bass have a compressed body with an oval profile, dark mottling forming a camouflage-like pattern, and sides marked with small dark spots that form horizontal lines. They may appear similar to warmouth, but have lines on the side and six anal spines rather than three.

Scientific Name:  Ambloplites ariommus

Adult size: 5-12 inches

Distribution: Found in the Coosa, Flint and lower Chattahoochee River basins

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