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Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)

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Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Bass (pronounced /ˈbæs/) is a name shared by many different species of popular gamefish. The term encompasses both freshwater and marine species, many of which are native to North America and surrounding waters. All belong to the large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes, and in fact the word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "perch."[1] These are some of the best known species of bass:

Many other species are also known as basses,[2] including:

In some other languages, bass is known as:
Language Term(s)
Potuguese Achegã, Robalo
Spanish Lubina
Catalan Llobarro, Llop
French Bar, Loup, Achigan
French Midi Loupassou
Dutch Zeebaars
German Barsch, Seebarsch
Swedish Havsabborre
Greek Lavráki
Italian Spigola, Spinola, Branzino
Tunisian Arabic Qarous
Turkish Levrek
Venezuelan Pavón

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bass1. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
  2. List of Common Names with bass. FishBase.

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