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Micropterus dolomieu (Smallmouth bass; Bass; Black bass; Bronzeback; Brown bass; Brown trout; Brownie; Gold bass; Green bass; Jumper; Northern smallmouth bass; Redeye; Smallie; Smallmouth black bass; Small-mouth black bass; Streaked-cheek river bass; Swago bass; Trout bass; White trout)

Synonyms: Bodianus achigan; Centrarchus fasciatus; Cichla fasciata; Cichla minima; Micropterus dolomieu dolomieu; Micropterus dolomieui; Micropterus dolomieui dolomieui
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Wikipedia Abstract

The smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of the order Perciformes. It is the type species of its genus. One of the black basses, it is a popular game fish sought by anglers throughout the temperate zones of North America, and has been spread by stock to many cool-water tributaries and lakes in Canada and more so introduced in the United States. It attains a length of up to 27 inches and 12 pounds.
View Wikipedia Record: Micropterus dolomieu

Attributes

Adult Weight [3]  6.56 lbs (2.98 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  5 years 6 months
Male Maturity [3]  5 years 6 months
Adult Length [2]  27 inches (69 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Polyphils
Brood Guarder [2]  Yes
Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Litter Size [2]  27,000
Maximum Longevity [2]  26 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alaska & Canada Pacific Coastal Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Appalachian Piedmont United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Bonneville United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
Central Prairie United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Chesapeake Bay United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Colorado Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
Columbia Glaciated Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Columbia Unglaciated United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
East Texas Gulf United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
English - Winnipeg Lakes Canada, United States Nearctic Large Lakes    
Gila Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
Hawaiian Islands United States Oceania Oceanic Islands    
Lahontan United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
Laurentian Great Lakes Canada, United States Nearctic Large Lakes    
Middle Missouri United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Mobile Bay United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northeast US & Southeast Canada Atlantic Drainages Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Oregon & Northern California Coastal United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Sabine - Galveston United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Sacramento - San Joaquin United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Southern California Coastal - Baja California Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    
St. Lawrence Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Teays - Old Ohio United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Tennessee United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Upper Mississippi United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Upper Missouri Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
Upper Snake United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    
US Southern Plains United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Acadia National Park II 35996 Maine, United States
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Buffalo National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 59947 Arkansas, United States
Cape Cod National Seashore II 21724 Massachusetts, United States
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   North Carolina, United States
Devils Tower National Monument V 1361 Wyoming, United States
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Fort Necessity National Battlefield III 1019 Pennsylvania, United States
Gauley River National Recreation Area V 10157 West Virginia, United States
George WA Carver National Monument V 210 Missouri, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge VI 3161 New Jersey, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve II 256073 Western Cape, South Africa  
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area V   Texas, United States
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Manassas National Battlefield Park III 5132 Virginia, United States
Montezuma Castle National Monument V 872 Arizona, United States
Morristown National Historical Park VI 1677 New Jersey, United States
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  
New Jersey Pinelands Biosphere Reserve   New Jersey, United States  
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Temperate Lakes LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Wisconsin, United States
Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park 20001 Tennessee, United States
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore II 67888 Michigan, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States
Voyageurs National Park II 177960 Minnesota, United States
Whiskey-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area V 197791 California, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[4]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[5]
Coregonus hoyi (Bloater)[4]
Cottus bairdii (Beard's sculpin)[5]
Cottus cognatus (Anadyr sculpin)[4]
Etheostoma caeruleum (Rainbow darter)[5]
Etheostoma nigrum (Johnny darter)[5]
Gallinula chloropus (Common Moorhen)[5]
Lepomis megalotis (Pumpkinseed)[5]
Micropterus dolomieu (Smallmouth bass)[5]
Myoxocephalus quadricornis (Alaska fourhorn sculpin)[4]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[4]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[5]
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)[5]
Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon or kokanee)[5]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[5]
Orconectes virilis (virile crayfish)[5]
Osmerus mordax (Rainbow smelt)[4]
Perca flavescens (Yellow perch)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Esox lucius (Jack)1
Gavia pacifica (Pacific Loon)1
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)1
Lota lota (Thin-tailed burbot)7
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)7
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)7
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)7
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)2
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)2
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)7
Salvelinus namaycush (American lake char)7
Sander vitreus (Walleye)7
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Sterna forsteri (Forster's Tern)1
Thymallus arcticus (Arctic grayling)1

Predators

Amia calva (Bowfin)[5]
Aonyx capensis (African Clawless Otter)[6]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[5]
Ichthyomyzon castaneus (Chestnut lamprey)[5]
Micropterus dolomieu (Smallmouth bass)[5]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[5]
Petromyzon marinus (Eel sucker)[4]
Ptychocheilus oregonensis (Seatrout)[5]

Providers

Parasite of 
Acolpenteron ureteroecetes[5]
Apophallus brevis[5]
Apophallus venustus[5]
Azygia angusticauda[5]
Azygia longa[5]
Bothriocephalus claviceps[5]
Clinostomum marginatum[5]
Crepidostomum cooperi[5]
Crepidostomum cornutum[5]
Cryptogonimus chyli[5]
Diplostomum spathaceum[5]
Echinorhynchus lateralis[5]
Haplocleidus dispar[5]
Leptocleidus megalonchus[5]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[5]
Leuceruthrus micropteri[5]
Neochasmus umbellus[5]
Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus[5]
Neoechinorhynchus prolixoides[5]
Onchocleidus ferox[5]
Pisciamphistoma stunkardi[5]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[5]
Syncleithrium fusiformis[5]
Triaenophorus nodulosus[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acolpenteron ureteroecetes[7]
Apophallus brevis[7]
Apophallus venustus[7]
Azygia angusticauda[7]
Azygia longa[7]
Bothriocephalus claviceps[7]
Bothriocephalus cuspidatus[7]
Caecincola parvulus <Unverified Name>[7]
Camallanus oxycephalus <Unverified Name>[7]
Centrovarium lobotes <Unverified Name>[7]
Clavunculus bursatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Cleidodiscus megalonchus <Unverified Name>[7]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[7]
Clinostomum marginatum[7]
Crepidostomum cooperi[7]
Crepidostomum cornutum[7]
Cryptogonimus chyli[7]
Cucullanellus cotylophora <Unverified Name>[7]
Diplostomum spathaceum[7]
Echinorhynchus lateralis[7]
Echinorhynchus salmonis[7]
Eustrongylides tubifex <Unverified Name>[7]
Gyrodactylus macrochiri <Unverified Name>[7]
Gyrodactylus micropteri <Unverified Name>[7]
Haplocleidus dispar[7]
Hysterothylacium brachyurum <Unverified Name>[7]
Leptocleidus megalonchus[7]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[7]
Leuceruthrus micropteri[7]
Maritrema obstipum <Unverified Name>[7]
Microphallus opacus[7]
Neochasmus umbellus[7]
Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus[7]
Neoechinorhynchus prolixoides[7]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[7]
Onchocleidus dispar <Unverified Name>[7]
Onchocleidus ferox[7]
Onchocleidus furcatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Onchocleidus helicis <Unverified Name>[7]
Onchocleidus principalis <Unverified Name>[7]
Petromyzon marinus[4]
Phyllodistomum lohrenzi <Unverified Name>[7]
Phyllodistomum superbum <Unverified Name>[7]
Pisciamphistoma stunkardi[7]
Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli[7]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[7]
Prohemistomum chandleri <Unverified Name>[7]
Proteocephalus ambloplitis <Unverified Name>[7]
Proteocephalus fluviatilis <Unverified Name>[7]
Proteocephalus pearsei <Unverified Name>[7]
Proterometra autraini <Unverified Name>[7]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[7]
Spinitectus carolini <Unverified Name>[7]
Syncleithrium fusiformis[7]
Tetracleidus banghami <Unverified Name>[7]
Triaenophorus nodulosus[7]
Uvulifer ambloplitis <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Biodome de Montreal
Cameron Park Zoo
Dakota Zoo
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Natural History Museum of Adirondacks
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Range Map

Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Austria; Belgium; Belize; Canada; Czech Republic; Danube; Denmark; Ethiopian; Europe - Inland waters; Fiji Islands; Finland; Former USSR - Inland waters; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Great Lake; Guam; Hawaii (USA); Japan; Lake Victoria; Mauritius; Mexico; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; Netherlands; North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes system, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec in Canada to North Dakota and south to northern Alabama and eastern Oklahoma in the USA. Introduced into many countries for sport fishing. Seve; North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes system, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec in Canada to North Dakota and south to northern Alabama and eastern Oklahoma in the USA. Introduced into many countries for sport fishing. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.; Norway; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Palearctic; Rio Grande; Slovakia; South Africa; Swaziland; Sweden; Tanzania, United Rep. of; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 4NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6Aonyx capensis, Serge Larivière, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 671, pp. 1–6 (2001) 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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