Ambloplites cavifrons

Ambloplites cavifrons
Roanoke Bass – Ambloplites cavifrons
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CentrarchidaeAmbloplites cavifronsCope1868Roanoke Bass

Ambloplites cavifrons

Unique Characters: Cheek naked or partially scaled. Anal fin not edged with black. Many gold to white iridescent spots on upper side and head of the adult. Lateral profile over eyes usually concave.

Similar Species:

Rock Bass Ambloplites rupestris. Cheek completely scaled. Anal fin edged with black. No iridescent spots on upper side or head. Lateral profile over eyes usually straight.

Ambloplites rupestris
Rockbass – Ambloplites rupestris

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