redeye bass

Scientific name Micropterus coosae
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1802
IUCN category LC
Family Centrarchidae
Genus Micropterus
Micropterus coosae Micropterus coosae

Introduction

Micropterus coosae, commonly known as redeye bass, is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm

How to recognize the redeye bass ?

The redeye bass measures between 30 and 50 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The redeye bass hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The redeye bass is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The redeye bass is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The redeye bass is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    10 - 30 °C
  • Flow
    Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

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