yellow bassThe yellow bass (Morone mississippiensis) is a small species of temperate (true) bass, are similar in appearance to white bass and striped bass. Adults are usually 10-12 inches; rarely reaching 18 inches in length.

The yellow bass is silver-yellow in color with dark green above and 6-9 dark horizontal stripes on the sides. The stripes of the yellow bass are broken and offset above the front of the anal fin, which distinguish it from white bass.

The native range of yellow bass includes Lake Michigan and several Mississippi River basins. The species has been introduced in a number of locations throughout North America, where it is sometimes classified as an invasive species.

Yellow bass x white bass hybrids are known to occur in the wild. Yellow bass are sometimes hybridized for stocking purposes, including yellow bass x white bass or striped bass.

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