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Fish Identification

Rock BassRock Bass

Rock bass have a compressed body with an oval profile, backs marked with indistinct dark saddles, and pale sides marked with small dark spots that form horizontal lines; the anal fin may have a dark edge. They may appear similar to warmouth, but have lines on the side and six anal spines rather than three.

Scientific Name:  Ambloplites rupestris

Adult size: 5-17 inches

Distribution: Native to the Tennessee River basin; introduced in the upper Chattahoochee and Savannah River basins.

Current State Record Information: No Current State Record

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