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Guadalupe bass - see all state fish
Guadalupe bass image from: Texas Parks & Wildlife*
(used by permission). See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Guadalupe Bass

Guadalupe bass video

Texas designated the Guadalupe bass (Micropterus treculi) as the official state fish in 1989. The Guadalupe bass is found only in Texas, native to fast moving streams in the central Hill Country (including the headwaters of the San Antonio, Guadalupe, and Colorado Rivers).

A small but powerful fish, the Guadalupe is not a true bass, but a member of the sunfish family (also true for other "black bass" including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass). The typical adult is around 12 inches long and 1 pound in weight.

The male Guadalupe bass builds a gravel nest in shallow water and spawns there. Once the female lays her eggs (up to 10,000), he chases her away and guards the nest throughout the incubation period.

Source:
Links:
Guadalupe Bass: Texas Parks & Wildlife (PDF)
Endangered Fish in Texas: Texas Parks & Wildlife
Freshwater Fishing in Texas: Texas Parks & Wildlife (PDF)
National Marine Fisheries Service
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* Fish image was copied on 12/08/04 from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Web Site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us. Neither this Web Site, nor the information presented on this Web Site is endorsed by the State of Texas or Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.


    

 

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