Largemouth Bass


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The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a member of the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) along with breams (Lepomis spp.), crappies (Pomoxis spp.) and several other genera. Members of the genus Micropterus are known as the black basses. The largemouth bass is native to the Midwestern and Southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico, but has been introduced throughout the United States and many other countries. The great demand for largemouth bass and their high selling price (compared to other cultured species) have raised interest in their commercial culture.

-SRAC Publication No. 722, Species Profile- Largemouth Bass

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