The largest and commonest of the Ambloplites species, it has reached a maximum recorded overall length of 43 cm (17 in), and a maximum recorded weight of 1.4 kg (3.0 lb). It can live as long as 10 years.
The rock bass prefers clear, rocky, and vegetated stream pools and lake margins. Carnivorous, its diet consists of smaller fish, insects, and crustaceans.
The striped bass belongs to the family of Percichthyidae and its other members include white bass and white perch.
The Australian Bass, (Macquaria novemaculeata) is a species of fish in the family Percichthyidae that occurs in coastal waterways along the east coast of Australia, from east of Wilson's Promontory in Victoria east and north along the eastern seaboard to the rivers and creeks of the Bundaberg region in central Queensland.
Consequently, Australian Bass are migratory, and reside in freshwater for the warmer half of the year or slightly more and the estuarine reaches in winter.
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