Rock Bass Ambloplites rupestris (Rafinesque, 1817)    Synonyms: Goggle-eye, Red Eye, Redeye, Rock Perch.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Perciformes   >   Family Centrarchidae   >   Genus Ambloplites   

Status:

A native freshwater species found throughout the eastern U.S. It prefers clear, rocky habitats with some vegetation.

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Rock Bass are predatory and feed on insects, crustaceans, and smaller fish such as minnows. Preyed upon by larger fish like bass and pike, birds, and mammals.

There are 33 records in the project database.

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A Rock Bass caught in Howard Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/21/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Harford Co., Maryland (9/2/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass in Washington Co., Maryland (4/14/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass from Deer Creek, Harford Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass in Harford Co., Maryland (11/5/2020). (c) Sean Sipple, all rights reserved. Photo by Sean Sipple via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2012). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/15/2020). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Howard Co., Maryland (10/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/10/2018). (c) Ryan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)


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