Rock Bass Amblopites rupestris (Rafinesque, 1817)  Synonyms: Goggle-eye, Red Eye, Redeye, Rock Perch.

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A native freshwater species found throughout the eastern U.S. It prefers clear, rocky habitats with some vegetation.

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Rock Bass are predatory and feed on insects, crustaceans, and smaller fish such as minnows. Preyed upon by larger fish like bass and pike, birds, and mammals.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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A Rock Bass caught in Howard Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Harford Co., Maryland (9/2/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass in Washington Co., Maryland (4/14/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass from Deer Creek, Harford Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Rock Bass in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Rock Bass caught in Howard Co., Maryland (6/25/2012). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)


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