Incredible Creatures®

Large Mouth Bass

No. 265629

by Safari Ltd
$9.99USD

Also known as the widemouth bass, bigmouth bass, and the black bass, the largemouth bass is one of the most commonly hunted freshwater fish in the world. Originally endemic to the United States, it is now widely distributed around the planet.

  • Scientific Name: Micropterus salmoides
  • Characteristics: Largemouth bass are easily distinguished from the similar looking smallmouth bass and spotted bass by the size of their mouth, which extends beyond their eyes. Hand painted and professionally crafted, this figurine is wonderful for an aspiring marine biologist looking to brush up their freshwater fish knowledge!
  • Size and Color: Largemouth bass are predominantly olive green, and have distinctive black spots along their side. Standing 3 inches tall and 6.25 inches long, this model is a bit larger than a soda can resting on its side.
  • The Large Mouth Bass is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Because of its popularity as a game fish, the largemouth bass has been introduced to many different bodies of water around the world. As a result, it has been classified as a highly impactful invasive species. In many regions it either out competes or preys upon the native wildlife. In fact, some scientists believe the largemouth bass is responsible for the extinction of the Atitlan Grebe.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 15 L x 7.25 H
    • Size in inches: 5.91 L x 2.85 H
    • Scale: 1:4
    • UPC: 095866265601
    Present Status Largemouth bass are in no danger of extinction. They are, however, a danger to other animals. Since they are so widely introduced, they have had a negative impact on many of their new homes. The Atitlán Grebe of Guatemala, a subspecies of the pie-billed grebe, is believed to be extinct and part of the blame for the loss of the bird is placed on the introduction on largemouth bass. In Europe - especially Spain - the introduction of European pike and North American largemouth bass are considered to be among the biggest threat to native species, behind only the mass extraction of water for human usage.