Scientific Name: Ambloplites cavifrons
Classification: Game Fish
Abundance: Found primarily in the Tar and Neuse River drainages of NC.
Overview: Roanoke Bass are uncommon in North America. Their native range is restricted to the Roanoke and Chowan River drainages of Virginia and the Tar and Neuse River drainages in North Carolina. Isolated, introduced populations also exist in North Carolina, most notably in the Uwharrie River in the southern Piedmont. The rarity of Roanoke bass throughout their native range has prompted listing of these sunfish as a species of special concern.
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