Smallmouth Bass, Micropterus dolomieui

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Description:

Lateral line scales more than 55; greatest depth into length from tip of snout to end of scales 3.0-3.3 times (basses, Micropterus); upper jaw extends at least to mid-pupil, but not beyond eye; connection between dorsal fins higher, shortest posterior spine more than one-half the longest; pelvic fins joined by membrane, membrane connecting fins to body hidden; young with conspicuous orange and black bands on caudal fin.

 

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