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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

Also known as the Atlantic striped bass, striper, linesider, rock, pimpfish or rockfish, the striped bass is a species of temperate bass that is native to the Atlantic coastline of North America and has been introduced inland and on the Pacific coast. Striped bass spawn in freshwater and spend their adult lives in saltwater.  Adults can tolerate freshwater and will move up tributaries to spawn, returning to salt water after spawning. Striped bass are predators and will feed on smaller fish and a variety of invertebrates.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Perciformes-Moronidae-Morone-M.saxatilis

Images: Jay Fleming and Scott Hanko

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