Subject: Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis and Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus
Medium : the original of this piece is a pen and ink and wash on Bristol Board
The fish illustrated here is a Striped bass, Morone saxatilis , a saltwater fish in the true Bass family. Also known as “rockfish” Striped Bass is a popular saltwater fish and held in high regard by sportsman. It is also excellent table fare. Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus is a common prey species for the Striped Bass.