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Wild About Illinois Fishes!

Family Moronidae - Temperate Bass Family

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Moronidae -Temperate basses have two dorsal fins (the first with usually nine spines and the second with one spine), three anal spines, a large mouth, ctenoid scales, thoracic pelvic fins, a large spine on the gill cover and a small gill on the underside of the gill cover. These fishes are popular sport fishes.
white perch (Morone americana) [nonnative]
white bass (Morone chrysops)
yellow bass (Morone mississippiensi)
striped bass (Morone saxatilis) [nonnative]