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Rock Bass
Conservation status: Secure

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Ambloplites
Species: A. rupestris
Binomial name
Ambloplites rupestris
(Rafinesque, 1817)

The rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to the Saint Lawrence RiverGreat Lakes system and the upper and middle Mississippi River basin in North America, from Qubec to Saskatchewan in the north down to Missouri and northern Alabama and Georgia in the south.

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.

A. rupestris is sometimes called the redeye or redeye bass in Canada, but this name refers more properly to Micropterus coosae, a distinct species of Centrarchid native to parts of the American South.

Rafinesque originally assigned the rock bass to Bodianus, a genus of marine wrasses (family Labridae).


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