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 and Striped Bass Morone saxatilis. The two dorsal fins are slightly separate. Second anal spine shorter and thinner the third. Median tooth patch present on the tongue. Dark continuous stripes on the sides.