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Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris)  Actinopterygii,Ambloplites rupestris,Animal,Centrarchidae,Fish,Geotagged,Nature,New York State,Perciformes,Ray-Finned Fish,Rock bass,Rosamond Gifford Zoo,Sunfish,Syracuse,United States,United States of America,Vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Hi Joe. Where was this fish caught? This is a species of Ambloplites, rather than Lepomis. Depending on location, its either a Rock Bass, Shadow Bass or Roanoke Bass. Posted one year ago
    1. This photo was taken inside the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY.

      According to the sign on the tank this fish was in, the tank contained bluegills, golden shiners, yellow bullheads, and white suckers. It also read "The fish in this tank are all found in our local lakes, rivers, and streams", so if you're sure it's one of those three, then it is most likely a Rock Bass.
      Posted one year ago
      1. Hi Joe. Just realized I never responded to this when I was looking through the Bluegill page, after posting my own photo. This is indeed a Rock Bass(Ambloplites rupestris) Posted one year ago

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The rock bass , also known as the rock perch, goggle-eye, red eye, is a fresh water fish native to east-central North America. This red eyed creature is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family of order Perciformes and can be distinguished from other similar species by the six spines in the anal fin .

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
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Uploaded Dec 13, 2015. Captured in 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA.
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