Hybrid Striped Bass Physical Characteristics
Being a hybrid cross between the Striped Bass and the male White Bass. The body is shaped like the White Bass. Lateral stripes similar to those of the striped bass are present, but the stripes are generally broken in the area behind the pectoral fin and below the lateral line.
The fish has two dorsal fins.
A spinous dorsal fin near the center of the body containing 8 to 9 spines
and a soft-rayed fin behind that contains 1 spine and 13 to 14 rays.
The two dorsal fins are not connected by a membrane.
The caudal fin is forked and the two lobes are pointed.
The anal fin has three spines and 9-13 soft rays.
The general color of the fish grades from silver and black dorsally to white underneath.
The shade depends on the color of the water.
Hybrids are fertile and there are reports of successful reproduction in a some reservoirs.
Hybrid Striped Bass Habitat
Striped Bass Growers Association
Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center