Morone chrysops

Morone chrysops
White Bass – Morone chrysops
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MoronidaeMorone chrysops(Rafinesque)1820White Bass

Morone chrysops

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species:  

White Perch
Morone americana

Striped Bass
Morone saxatilis

Morone americana
White Perch – Morone americana
Morone saxatilis
Striped Bass – Morone saxatilis

White Perch Morone americana. 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

Striped Bass Morone saxatilis. The two dorsal fins slightly separate. Body slender, not arched. 2nd anal spine shorter than 3rd, thinner or equal to 3rd in thickness. Median tooth patches somewhat elongate, clearly divided. Usually 12 dorsal fin rays.

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