SPECIES ID / Freshwater Fish of the Fraser ValleyBass/Sunfish Family (Centrarchidae)All are introduced to British ColumbiaNative to eastern North AmericaSpecies from this family were found in the Pacific Northwest prior to glaciation.In generally prefer slow-moving, warm water.Identification Tips:two dorsal fins, large coarse scales, no adipose finspines in dorsal, anal and pelvic finspelvic fins positioned well forward on the bodybody laterally compressed (narrow and tall) Black Crappie Largemouth Bass Pumpkinseed Smallmouth Bass–––––– Primary Information Source: McPhail, J.D. 2007. The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia. University of Alberta Press. Edmonton, Alberta.