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Mississippi State Fish:

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

Largemouth Bass

See largemouth bass video below

Mississippi designated the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in 1974.. This black bass (an elongated sunfish) lives in quiet, vegetation-rich waters.

illustration of largemouth bass - click to see all state fish
Largemouth bass sketch by Duane Raver / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
See 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 Georgia.

Largemouth bass - click to see all fish symbols
Largemouth bass photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography. Copyrighted image - no use allowed without a license (contact CritterZone for commercial application license). See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.
Source:
Largemouth Bass: TX Parks and Recreation
State Freshwater Fish - Largemouth Bass: Florida OHCP
State of Mississippi Symbols: MIssissippi.gov
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