Roanoke bass

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Roanoke Bass
Roanoke Bass.jpg
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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.

Relationship with humans[edit]

The IGFA all tackle world record for the species stands at 0.62 kg (1 lb 5oz) caught in the Nottoway river of Virginia in 1991.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bass, Roanoake". igfa.org. IGFA. Retrieved 15 June 2019.