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#12018301 - 01/03/17 02:31 PM species of bass
Wanna Be Profi Offline

Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 34
What are all the species of bass that exist?? + what are the visual differences between them can i see the difference between a largemouth bass and a florida largemouth bass and is there a difference between behavior. + how big do all this species become average weights i want to make a clear list of it.

#12018325 - 01/03/17 02:52 PM Re: species of bass [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3103
Loc: East Texas
Here you go:

8 species and several subspecies within some of the species. Actually, LMB are sunfish.

It is very difficult to distinguish between Florida strain and the Northern (native) strain of LMB. They also readily cross yielding a "hybrid" that really isn't a true hybrid but often has the best characteristics of both, i.e. very aggressive (like the Northern) and grows to large sizes (like the Florida).

In Texas I've only seen 3... the LMB species, spotted bass, and guadelupe bass and have caught Florida, Native, Hybrid, and Kentucky bass subspecies.

#12018500 - 01/03/17 04:35 PM Re: species of bass [Re: Meadowlark]
Wanna Be Profi Offline

Registered: 04/25/16
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Thank you for your reaction until now i only found 6 different types of bass, can you send me all the names of them with maybe a picture? + is black bass realy a family from the sunfish because the latin name is salmoides what means salmon.

#12019380 - 01/04/17 07:48 AM Re: species of bass [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 1385
Loc: Brazoria County, Texas
Lacepede in 1802 named the largemouth bass and did so as it resembled a salmon like fish.

All of the largemouth (black) bass, genus (Micropterus) fall within the Sunfish family (Centrarchidae) which includes the sunfishes, black bass, and crappie.

I've collected many, but not all of the species in the family.

#12019932 - 01/04/17 12:31 PM Re: species of bass [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
Wanna Be Profi Offline

Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 34
okay thank you for the reaction wink

#12020328 - 01/04/17 03:59 PM Re: species of bass [Re: Wanna Be Profi]
TXfisherman12 Offline

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 352
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
There are also smallmouth bass in Texas although they flourish much better in the waters farther north. They are nicknamed bronzebacks for their brownish color - much distinct from its bucket mouth green buddy.
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