Distinguishing characteristics: They get their names from their large mouths
In the Wild
- Habitat: They live in the freshwater lakes and rivers in North America
- Diet: They eat fish bluegills, golden shiners, sunfish, other bass and small catfish. They are opportunist eater
- Predators: They still have predators like pikes and people eat them.
- Size: They are around 2 ft. and about 20.5 lbs.
- Breeding: The female lays between 2,000 to 40,000 eggs -male stays with eggs a week
- Life Span: They live around 16 years on average
In the Aquatics Lab
- Diet: They eat a large piece of squid
- Size: They are between 6 and 7 inches
- Quantity: 1
- Virginia Regulations: It has to be more than 15 in. in order to be kept
- Commercial Uses: They are caught for sale and commercial uses