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Fish Species Description

Striped bass

Morone saxatilis

(Walbaum, 1792)

striped bass Species Photo


Order: Perciformes
Family: Moronidae
Alternate Names: striper, rockfish


Marine, brackish, freshwater

striped bass Region Map


The striped bass is native to Atlantic and Gulf slope drainages, but is introduced to the Tennessee drainage. It was historically native to the upper Coosa drainage, however, current populations result from introductions of Gulf and Atlantic forms.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, St. Marys, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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