Bailey and Hubbs 1949
The Suwanee bass is a member of the sunfish family. It has an elongate body and a large mouth with an upper jaw extending to the rear of the eye. The body varies from greenish-white to brown with a broad black stripe along the side, and there are rows of black spots or vermiculations on the dorsal, anal and caudal fins. Large males have a bright turquoise cheek, breast and belly. Suwannee bass can be found in rocky riffles, runs and pools of spring-fed small to medium rivers.
Status & distribution
- Status — Native freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages
- River Drainages — Ochlockonee River, minor Gulf tributaries and the Suwannee River