|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Moronidae||Morone americana||(Gmelin)||1789||White Perch|
Unique Characters: The two dorsal fins slightly joined by a membrane. Second anal spine almost as long as, and thicker, than the third spine. No median tooth patch on tongue. Stripes on sides, if present, are faint and seldom continuous.
White Bass Morone chrysops. The two dorsal fins slightly separate. 2nd anal spine shorter than 3rd, thinner or equal to 3rd in thickness. Strongly arched back with 5-9 lateral stripes on the sides, which may be broken. Median tooth patch oval, slightly divided. Usually 13 dorsal fin rays.
Striped Bass Morone saxatilis. The two dorsal fins slightly separate. 2nd anal spine shorter than 3rd, thinner or equal to 3rd in thickness. Body slender, not arched. Median tooth patches somewhat elongate, clearly divided. Usually 12 dorsal fin rays.