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Bass (fish)

Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)

Bass ( ) is a name shared by many different species of fish. The term encompasses both freshwater and marine species. All belonging to the large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes, and in fact the word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "perch."[1]


  • Types of bass 1
  • Other species known as bass 2
  • Fishing 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Types of bass

Other species known as bass

For other fish called "bass", see Sea bass.
Micropterus salmoides - Large Mouth Bass with assorted Sunfish.

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


Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass is the most popular game fish in north America.


  1. ^ "1"Bass. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 
  2. ^ "List of Common Names with bass".  

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