Micropterus coosae

Mictopterus coosae
Redeye Bass – Micropterus coosae
Photo Credit: Brian Zimmerman
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CentrarchidaeMicropterus coosaeHubbs and Bailey1940Redeye Bass

Micropterus coosae

Unique Characters: Second dorsal, caudal, and anal fins have brick red coloration on the outer portions with white edges. Rows of dark spots on lower sides. Known from only one specimen from the Hiwassee basin.

Similar Species:

“Bartram’s” Bass Micropterus sp. “Bartram’s” Bass. Caudal fin lacks notable spotting and has a narrow pale lower margin; the second dorsal, caudal, and anal fins usually have some orange to yellow coloration on their outer portions.

Micropterus sp.
Bartram’s Bass – Micropterus sp. – Chauga River, SC
Photo Credit: Dave Neely