Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Centrarchidae
Etymology: Micropterus: Greek, mikros = small + Greek,pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); warriorensis: Named for the Black Warrior River, to which this species is endemic..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
North America: endemic to the Black Warrior River system in the Piedmont region of east Alabama, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93229); max. published weight: 800.00 g (Ref. 93229)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. This species belongs to the Micropterus coosae species group but differs from all species by the usual absence of a tongue tooth patch (absent in 82.9% of specimens vs. usually present in others, or absent in 34.5% or fewer), when present tooth patch is small (less than 1.0 mm). It can be further distinguished from M. tallapoosae and M. chattahoochae by having its scales width 2.6% SL (vs. 2.9%), 68-74 lateral-line scales (vs. 61-67), 29-30 scale rows around the caudal peduncle (vs. 26-28), and 96-103 total lateral-line plus caudal-peduncle scales (vs. 89-98); from M. chattahoochae by its nrrower head, postfrontal width 11.2% SL (vs. 11.8%); from M. coosae by lacking red fins and from M. tallapoosae and M. cahabae by having orange fin pigmentation on anal fin and often on posterior dorsal and ventral lobe of caudal fin; and from M. coosae by its head width 11.2% (vs. 11.0%) (Ref. 93229).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Baker, W.H., R.E. Blanton and C.E. Johnston, 2013. Diversity within the redeye bass, Micropterus coosae (Perciformes: Centrarchidae) species group, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3635(4):379-401. (Ref. 93229)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00595 - 0.02544), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .