Roanoke bass

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Roanoke Bass
Roanoke Bass.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Ambloplites
Species: A. cavifrons
Binomial name
Ambloplites cavifrons
Cope, 1868

The Roanoke bass (Ambloplites cavifrons) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native only to a few river systems, including the Eno River in North Carolina and the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina.

A. cavifrons reaches a maximum recorded overall length of 36 cm (14 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 620 g (1.4 lb).

It prefers clear, rocky creeks and pools.

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