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Bass Smallmouth bass ( M. dolomieu) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Centrarchidae Genus: Micropterus [1 ] Lacepede, 1802 Type species Micropterus dolomieu Lacepède, 1802 Species Micropterus cahabae W. H. Baker, Blanton & C. E. Johnston, 2013 [2 ] Micropterus cataractae J. D. Williams & (shoal bass) G. H. Burgess, 1999 Micropterus chattahoochae W. H. Baker, Blanton & C. E. Johnston, 2013 [2 ] Micropterus coosae (redeye bass) C. L. Hubbs & R. M. Bailey, 1940 Micropterus dolomieu (smallmouth bass) Lacépède, 1802 Micropterus henshalli (Alabama bass) C. L. Hubbs & R. M. Bailey, 1940 Micropterus notius R. M. Bailey & (Suwannee bass) C. L. Hubbs, 1949 Micropterus punctulatus ( (spotted bass) Rafinesque, 1819) Micropterus salmoides ( (largemouth black bass) Lacépède, 1802) Micropterus tallapoosae W. H. Baker, Blanton & C. E. Johnston, 2013 [2 ] Micropterus treculii ( (Guadalupe bass) Vaillant & Bocourt, 1874) Micropterus warriorensis W. H. Baker, Blanton & C. E. Johnston, 2013 [2 ] Bass is a name shared by many different species of fish. The term encompasses both / / freshwater and marine species. All belonging to the large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes, and in fact the word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "perch." [3 ] Types of bass [edit ] The Black basses, such as the Choctaw bass ( M. haiaka), Guadalupe bass ( M. treculii), largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides), smallmouth bass ( M. dolomieu), and spotted bass ( M. punctulatus), belong to the sunfish family, Centrarchidae. The Temperate basses, such as the European seabass ( Dicentrarchus labrax), striped bass ( Morone saxatilis) and white bass ( M. chrysops), belong to the family Moronidae. The Asian seabasses, such as the Japanese seabass ( ) and Lateolabrax japonicus Blackfin seabass ( Lateolabrax latus), belong to the family Lateolabracidae. Other species known as bass [edit ] For other fish called "bass", see Sea bass. Micropterus salmoides
- Large Mouth Bass with assorted Sunfish.
Many species are also known as basses,
including: [4 ] The Australian bass, Macquaria novemaculeata, is a member of the temperate perch family, Percichthyidae. The black sea bass, Centropristis striata, is a member of the sea bass and sea grouper family, Serranidae. The Chilean sea bass, Dissostichus eleginoides, more commonly known as the Patagonian toothfish, is a member of the cod icefish family, Nototheniidae. The giant sea bass Stereolepis gigas, also known as the black sea bass, is a member of the wreckfish family, Polyprionidae. The "lanternbellies" or "temperate ocean-basses" - the family Acropomatidae. References [edit ] ^ ITIS: Micropterus ^ a b c d Baker, W.H., Blanton, R.E. & Johnston, C.E. (2013): Diversity within the Redeye Bass, Micropterus coosae (Perciformes: Centrarchidae) species group, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa, 3635 (4): 379–401. ^ "Bass. 1" American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. ^ "List of Common Names with bass". FishBase . Retrieved 6 June 2006. External links [edit ]