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, 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:  Occur in lakes, ponds and pools of small to large rivers (Ref. 5723, 86798). Juveniles feed on small invertebrates such as cladocerans, copepods, and midge larvae. Adults are piscivorous, consuming shad, silversides, and occasional young sunfish (Ref. 10294).
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. - 15.08.19
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 21.02.03

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