Please add Coosa Redeye Bass,

Common Name: 
Coosa Redeye Bass
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Additional Photos: 
Comments: 
Tannehill State Park in McCalla, Alabama in a creek. Can anyone confirm this is a Coosa Redeye Bass or give suggestions of what else it may be?
Adult Size : 
Standard

Proposed Species Group:

Region Caught:

Closed Without Identification: 
No

Comments

FishNerd's picture

I believe in that drainage the redeyes would be Cahaba Bass

2017: Total species (44), New species (12)
2018: Total species (95), New species (51)
2019: Total species (115), New species (50)
2020: Total species (63), New species (9)
2021: Total species (71), New species (10)

Aviatrix's picture

Allie
http://www.roughfish.com/full-lifelists/70032
Aviatrix's picture

Allie
http://www.roughfish.com/full-lifelists/70032
Aviatrix's picture

I wasn't even aware there was a Cahaba Redeye!  Thank you so much for taking the time to look into that!  I looked on the map and looked up Cahaba Bass and now I know!  I can't thank you enough for helping me correctly identify it.  Going over to update the lifelist now!

Allie
http://www.roughfish.com/full-lifelists/70032
FishNerd's picture

Interestingly this is very close on the border of the Cahaba and Warrior River drainages. The state park is in Mc Calla, in the Cahaba drainage, while 8 miles away is McCalla in the Warrior drainage, and any redeyes caught there would be Warrior Bass

2017: Total species (44), New species (12)
2018: Total species (95), New species (51)
2019: Total species (115), New species (50)
2020: Total species (63), New species (9)
2021: Total species (71), New species (10)

Aviatrix's picture

I saw that!  Once you pointed out the differences and I started looking at the map I traced every branch to make sure they didn't connect lol.  I got wondering, because all those rivers go into the Alabama River, is it likely to find the genetic variations/ the other redeyes in the other drainages?  And can you catch all of them in the Alabama River?  

Allie
http://www.roughfish.com/full-lifelists/70032
FishNerd's picture

http://www.nanfa.org/ac/bass-menagerie-micropterus-odyssey.pdf

The ranges of the different redeyes shouldn't overlap. This has all of the different black bass ranges though there are problems of hybridization where some fish have shown up where they shouldn't be. 

2017: Total species (44), New species (12)
2018: Total species (95), New species (51)
2019: Total species (115), New species (50)
2020: Total species (63), New species (9)
2021: Total species (71), New species (10)

Aviatrix's picture

Thanks for the link!  I've just started looking at it and it's loaded with great info.  I'm actually going to revisit my Alabama Bass catch and make sure it's not a Choctaw Bass based on the map and one of the catches pictured in the article.

Allie
http://www.roughfish.com/full-lifelists/70032