Morone saxatilis

Morone saxatilis
Striped Bass – Morone saxatilis
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MoronidaeMorone saxatilis(Walbaum)1792Striped Bass

Morone saxatilis

Unique Characters:  The dorsal fins slightly separate.  Body slender, not arched.  Second anal spine shorter and thinner than the third spine.  Median tooth patches somewhat elongate, clearly divided.  Usually 12 dorsal fin rays.

Similar Species

White Perch
Morone americana

White Bass
Morone chrysops

Hybrid Bass
Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops

Morone americana
White Perch – Morone americana
Morone chrysops
White Bass – Morone chrysops
hybrid bass comparison
hybrid bass comparison
Morone saxatilis x chrysops
Hybrid Bass – Morone saxatilis x chrysops

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.

White Bass Morone chrysops. 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.

Hybrid Bass Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops.  Back arched similar to White Bass.  Color of dorsum is more greenish than blue.

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