Characteristics: The shoal bass and the redeye bass are easily confused, even though the two have non-overlapping ranges. The shoal bass does not have white fin margins nor teeth on the tongue.
Adult Size: 12 to 18 in (305 to 460 mm). Currently Alabama has a no harvest regulation for shoal bass.
Distribution: Shoal bass are endemic to the Apalachicola River drainage in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
Habitat and Biology: Shoal bass inhabit shoals and riffles of small to moderate fast-flowing streams and apparently avoid reservoirs. Carlander (1977) reports a diet of aquatic insect larvae, crayfish, and small fishes. Spawning occurs from later April into May.