Morone chrysops (Rafinesque, 1820)
White bass
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Moronidae (Temperate basses)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,090.0 g; max. reported age: 9 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 13 m, potamodromous
Distribution:  North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River) and Mississippi River basins from Quebec in Canada and South Dakota and south to Louisiana in USA; and Mississippi River in Louisiana to Rio Grande in Texas and New Mexico, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits lakes, ponds and pools of small to large rivers (Ref. 5723, 86798). Occurs at depths <14 m (Ref. 120827). Juveniles feed on small invertebrates such as cladocerans, copepods, and midge larvae. Adults are piscivorous, consuming shad, silversides, and occasional young sunfish (Ref. 10294). Spawns near the surface (Ref. 120818).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 October 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.08.19
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 21.02.03

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