Largemouth & Florida largemouth bass in penninsular Florida

I’m curious to know if Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) occurs in penninsular Florida alongside the Florida largemouth bass (Micropterus floridanus)? I’m doing some very basic web searches and I’m just getting more confused about the two fishes. Clearly they’re difficult to distinguish in the field, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the iNat observations were mis-ID’ed, but I don’t want to assume something is incorrect. I just know that largemouths are a commonly introduced fish around the world, Florida is filled with invasives, and from basic searching, the Florida species/subspecies has been introduced to other parts of the world as well.

I’m not from Florida and I don’t work closely with these fish, so I was wondering if anybody else had input. Thank you!

i think this answers your question, although here the authors call the Largemouth Bass and Florida Bass M. nigricans and M. salmoides, respectively:

this management plan shows slightly different ranges for what they call the Florida largemouth bass and the Northern largemouth bass:


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