The Striped bass is a typical member of the Moronidae family in shape, having a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail. Maximum size is 200 cm (6.6 ft) and maximum scientifically recorded weight 57 kg (125 US pounds). Striped bass are believed to live for up to 30 years.
Striped bass are found along the Atlantic coastline of North America from the St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately Louisiana. They migrate between fresh and salt water. This fish was caught at the mouth of the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachussets
Striped bass spawn in freshwater and spend their adult lives in saltwater.
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