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For people named Morone, see Morone (surname).
Temporal range: Eocene to present[1]
Morone chrysops1.jpg
White bass (M. chrysops)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Moronidae
Genus: Morone
Mitchill, 1814
Type species
Morone rufa
Mitchill, 1814
  • Chrysoperca Fowler, 1907
  • Lepibema Rafinesque, 1820
  • Roccus Mitchill, 1814

Morone is a genus of temperate basses native to the Atlantic coast of North America and the freshwater systems of the southwestern and eastern United States.


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Morone in FishBase. December 2013 version.