Largemouth Bass The largemouth bass is an olive-green to greenish-gray fish, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit.
The upper jaw of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. The black stripe on each side of its body has sharp bends in it and is bordered below by white or silvery scales outlined with black. On some large specimens, these stripes divide into two branches near the dorsal fin and rejoin below to form a "V" on the back. The abdomen of largemouth bass is partially scaled, and a row of scales along the lateral line has been lost or reduced to minute points.
The abdomen of largemouth bass is partially scaled, and a row of scales along the lateral line has been lost or reduced to minute points.
The lower fins are white to yellowish, with dark posterior edges. The pelvic fins range from pale orange to bright red or pink, while the anal fin often is brownish or black with white tips on the pterygiophores (the supporting rays of the fin). Juvenile largemouth bass has a relatively large first dorsal fin with a black border on the rear edge; this feature is lost with age.
It is found throughout the entire Mississippi River system, as well as Mexico and Guatemala. The largemouth bass lives in ponds, lakes, creeks, streams, rivers and ditches. Its native habitat includes sluggish muddy waters with vegetation that provides cover for smaller fish populations; lowland swamps (adapted to freshwater), pocosins, oxbows, sloughs, and bayous. The Florida largemouth inhabits cypress swamps, Lake Okeechobee is surrounded by marshland and Lake Miccosukee borders swamp forest.
It has also been found in waters with high salinity such as seacoast lakes in North Carolina and brackish water habitats of coastal Louisiana. The largemouth bass inhabits clear lakes, rivers, and streams with plentiful vegetation for cover. The species lives mainly in lowland areas where there are no natural obstacles to slow the flow of water. It is also found in lentic waters such as ponds and still lakes with either permanent or intermittent flows, including farm ponds and some large lakes.
Global largemouth bass production
The largemouth bass is a popular game fish in many parts of the world. They are also farmed for food and recreation. The global production of largemouth bass is difficult to quantify, as there is no central repository for this information. However, it is clear that largemouth bass is produced in large quantities all over the world.
In the United States, largemouth bass is native to the eastern and central parts of the country. However, they have been introduced to all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The largemouth bass is the official state fish of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The largemouth bass is also found in many other parts of the world, including Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Japan, and South Africa. In some of these countries, largemouth bass is considered an invasive species. This is because they can out-compete native fish for food and habitat. As a result, largemouth bass populations can grow to unhealthy levels, which can have a negative impact on the environment.
The largemouth bass is a popular target for recreational fishing. In fact, it is one of the most sought-after fish in North America. The largemouth bass is also farmed for food and recreation in many parts of the world.
The global production of largemouth bass is difficult to quantify. However, it is clear that this fish is produced in large quantities all over the world. This is due to the popularity of the fish for both recreational and commercial purposes.