Warrior Bass (Micropterus warriorensis)


As its common name suggests, the Warrior Bass has a patchy distribution in the Black Warrior River system above the Fall Line in west-central Alabama. The Warrior Bass is found in small upland streams with in-stream cover. This species was recently described out of the Micropterus coosae (Redeye Bass) species complex. As with other members of this complex, Warrior Bass have dusky bars or blotches along their side and a red eye.