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black bass

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n.
Any of several North American freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus, including the largemouth and smallmouth bass.

black bass

(bæs)
n
(Animals) any of several predatory North American percoid freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus: family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)

black′ bass′

(bæs)
n.
any freshwater American game fish of the genus Micropterus.
[1805–15]
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Noun1.black bass - bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United Statesblack bass - bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United States
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
2.black bass - widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)
centrarchid, sunfish - small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
genus Micropterus, Micropterus - American freshwater black basses
Micropterus dolomieu, smallmouth, smallmouth black bass, smallmouthed bass, smallmouthed black bass, smallmouth bass - a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye
largemouth black bass, largemouthed bass, largemouthed black bass, Micropterus salmoides, largemouth, largemouth bass - a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye
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Etnier and Starnes (1993) listed salamanders as effective natural baits for black basses, Micropterus spp.
They include salmon, trout, pike, muskellunge, black basses, perch, walleye, drum, herring, cod, smelt, flatfishes, and others.
5-50 hectares) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the larger of these lagoons are more impacted by exotics because they have larger drainages upstream that support freshwater exotic, primarily mosquitofish, sunfishes and black basses, and catfishes.