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Isn't this article about sea bass? Are striped bass in the perch family? Where are the freshwater bass - like largemouth bass, smallmouth bass? I am guessing that this article is a dump from an outdated source.

Answered my own question: "The striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family, often called "temperate" or "true" bass to distinguish it from species such as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass which are actually members of the sunfish family Centrarchidae" --rmhermen


This page confused me when I first saw it. I didn't even realize it was a disambiguation page until I saw the category at the bottom. Hopefully it's now a bit more clear! Ginkgo100 21:00, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Hm. It was a good short article about all the different fish that are called bass, not a disambiguation page. Michael Z. 2006-03-21 21:29 Z
Then why is the category "Fish common name disambiguation"? Ginkgo100 04:33, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
If you have a problem with that category, it's easily removed. Michael Z. 2006-03-22 15:27 Z
It's not that I "had a problem" with the category. I thought the page was confusing, and the category gave me an idea of what should be done with it. I see you prefer the original format, since you restored it without discussion; let's discuss, then, what can be done to improve it. If it's kept as an article, it needs better organization as well as references. Ginkgo100 18:05, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Fair enough. I don't feel that strongly about it, but it was good to have an overview in one place of what bass means. Looking through the other articles in the category, it seems that a number are not strictly disambiguation pages. Michael Z. 2006-03-22 23:03 Z
I think there should be a link to the disambiguation page of bass, since there is also a musical instrument and a type of singer with the same name Baccherini (talk) 23:42, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Per discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Fishes, I've made this page into a disambiguation page again. Bass do not comprise a particular taxon, as fish called "bass" include species from many different families. Therefore, it's inappropriate under the WikiProject Fishes guidelines to have an article devoted to this disparate taxa. Instead, the article should further disambiguate among the different species. --Ginkgo100 18:35, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Extraneous informationEdit

I removed the following information from the article since it more properly belongs in the Largemouth bass article or somewhere similar. This is a DAB page, more than anything else, and shouldn't really go into scads of detail about any one species.

"Largemouth bass can usually be found in large structures, such as submerged branches, logs or rocks. The largemouth is known to be one of the best "fighters" and a ferocious predator attacking just about anything that moves. Largemouth have even been known to eat ducklings and baby alligators. The world record largemouth bass was caught near Jacksonville, Georgia on June 2, 1932 by George Perry. It weighed 22 pounds 4 ounces and was caught from an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River called Montgomery Lake. This is one of the most sought-after records in the fishing world. Lake Eufaula is known as the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World." In a local pond you can probably catch a 2 lb., 20 in. large mouth bass.[1]"

I hope this is useful to someone in a more appropriate venue. — Dave (Talk | contribs) 01:09, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

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