Fisheries and Pond Management Extension. It typically has greenish to brownish sides with a dark lateral bar that may extend from the eye to the tail. Unlike other black bass, its jaw extends beyond the rear edge of the eye. Unlike the sunfishes such as bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie, largemouth bass have two dorsal fins that are nearly separated by a deep dip. Bluegill Bluegill are round and laterally compressed, with small mouths that are angled upward. Coloration can vary greatly with age, season, and sex, but two characteristics usually persist that can be used to distiguish this species. These are black spots that are found at the rear edge of the gill cover, and at base of the posterior dorsal fin.
Fish Species Chart
Common Reef Fish of Florida and the Caribbean
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Florida Fish Identification
Largemouth bass have a dark green upper body fading into a whitish belly, with a series of dark marks forming a dark horizontal band along the sides. As water clarity decreases, colors fade and fish tend to be more silver in appearance. They can be distinguished from other bass species by their large mouth.
Description: Silver and black skin separated by a distinguishable yellowish stripe down the mid-section of body. Amberjack have a dark stripe from their nose to the front of dorsal fin which"lights up" when they are in feeding mode. Where Found: Offshore around rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 60 - feet of water; juveniles associated with floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep. Feeding Habits: Feeds best on live bait pinfish, cigar minnows, croakers, Grunts, spadefish and squirrelfish.