Morone americana

Morone americana
White Perch – Morone americana
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MoronidaeMorone americana(Gmelin)1789White Perch

Morone americana

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.

Similar Species:

White Bass
Morone chrysops

Morone saxatilis
Striped Bass

Morone chrysops
White Bass – Morone chrysops
Morone saxatilis
Striped Bass – Morone saxatilis

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.

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