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Georgia State Fish

Largemouth bass - click to see all state fish
Largemouth bass photo from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Harry S. Truman Lake. All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass video

The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) was designated the official state fishof Georgia in 1970. This black bass (an elongated sunfish) lives in quiet, vegetation-rich waters.

largemouth bass - click to see all fish symbols
Largemouth bass sketch by Duane Raver / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Adult largemouth bass are active predators in the aquatic ecosystem, feeding on other fish and large invertebrates (such as crayfish). Large bass will also prey upon smaller bass. Largemouth bass can reach a length of more than twenty inches and weigh more than fifteen pounds. The largemouth bass is also a state symbol in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Largemouth bass - click to see all state fish
Largemouth bass photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography; no use allowed without a license (contact CritterZone for license). All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.
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Georgia Symbols & Icons:

bird - game bird
butterfly - insect
flower-wildflower
mammal
reptile
amphibian
fish - seashell
fruit- food
vegetable - tree
crop - monument 
gem - mineral
fossil - soil

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creed - quarter
name - nickname
language - school
BBQ cookoffs
possum - tartan
folk festival - play
museum 1 - 2 - 3
center 1-2 - atlas
song - ballet
dance - waltz
theater 1 - 2
 

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