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Largemouth bass

Micropterus salmoides


Gray-scaled fish with a lateral line of dark spots along its length. The eyes are amber and there appear to be two pairs of nostrils. It fed on aquatic vegetation in very shallow water in the afternoon.


Spotted in a non-tidal, freshwater marsh on the grounds of Tanglewood Nature Center.


I observed a muskrat and many bird species in this marsh.

No species ID suggestions


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 weeks ago

It is quite difficult, if not impossible, to get photos of fish in murky waters... Hope you can find a rock-lined and shallow freshwater body of water somewhere, or maybe a relatively clean river or pond.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 weeks ago

I agree, Tukup! Thanks so much. When I checked this field guide yesterday, I also felt that it looked like a good match:
Works for me, unless we have some fish experts willing to chime in. :)

Tukup 2 weeks ago

My best guess would be a large mouth bass

Tukup 2 weeks ago

Nice one Mauna. I'm trying to figure out how to get fish pictures here where the water is so murky. Hope someone can ID it for you.

New York, USA

Lat: 42.11, Long: -76.88

Spotted on Apr 28, 2019
Submitted on May 2, 2019

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