Largemouth Bass Evolution

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Evolution Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Centrarchidae Genus: Micropterus Species: salmoides The normal weight of the largemouth is one kilogram. On the other hand, certain largemouth basses have gotten to be over ten kilograms in weight. The males usually does not get longer than 40 center meters, while the females can get to be 56 center meters long. The largemouth bass has a big, but somewhat slanted mouth. Its body is slim and egg-shaped shaped in cross section. The corner of the mouth spread out past the eye, this is why it’s called the largemouth bass. (Bailey, et al., 2004; Boschung, et al., 2004) Young largemouth basses eats zooplankton and insects that is in the marine.…show more content…
However the expected lifespan of one is about 15 years. If the largemouth bass is in captivity, they usually get to be about 11 years old. (Boschung, et al., 2004) They usually prefer to live in shallow that is no deeper than three meters. Although sometimes you may find some of them living in the deeper part of the water. The largemouth bass have the ability to hide from their prey and provide protection against their predators through the process of abundant vegetation. Their surroundings is usually made up of clears waters so that they can use their vision to identify their prey. The range size in most environments is usually no greater than three meters. (Hannon, 1996; Iguchi and Matsuura, 2004) The largemouth bass is dioeciously, meaning they have separate sexes in reproduction, male and female. The largemouth bass reproduces in the spring. To the largemouth basses spring time is typically when the gets to be around sixty degrees Fahrenheit. The females lay their eggs in the nest that the males have created and leave the males there to guard it. The females generally lay about 3,000 eggs per nest, but research shows that some of them have laid up to 6,000. (Becker,…show more content…
The males have to not only make the nests, but they have to also protect it from anything that tries to interfere with it. Soon as the eggs are hatched, the males stay with their young and secure from all the predators that may appear. However, they only do this for about a month, then they are on their own. (Becker, 1983; Cooke, et al., 2001) In the morning, the largemouth basses are likely to be very active and have a lot of movement. During the afternoon, the largemouth bass are mostly inactive, moving just a little. As the sun goes down largemouth bass becomes active again. They keep throughout the night. The movement of the largemouth bass can also relate to what their prey is doing. The largemouth basses homes are typically small and it generally connects with other ones. (Demers and McKinley, 1996; Sammons and Maceina, 2005) The largemouth bass mating system is polyandrous, meaning the female mates with several males during one breeding season. During the breeding season, each male makes their nest is shallow water. Nests are usually very basic in design. After the male create the nest, they do the act of courtship, and then the female swims to the nest and lay her eggs in it. (Becker, 1983; Dewoody, et al.,

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