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Common Fish Species of Northwestern Ontario

MAMMALS

BIRDS

REPTILES

INSECTS

   
Ambloplites rupestris
Rock Bass

Rock Bass

Description

Distinguishing Features - Brown-gold colouring, fading to whitish on belly. Sides patterned with small dark brown spots. Bright red eyes.

Size - Maximum Weight - 225 g (1/2 lb).

Habitat

Found throughout NW Ontario to Manitoba border in vegetated and rocky areas of rivers, streams and lakes.

Notes

A favourite of young anglers, the rock bass is found in schools around docks, feeding on aquatic insects, crayfish and minnows.


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