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Redear sunfish
2007-03-16 19:13:45

The Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), also known as the Shellcracker, Georgia bream, Cherry gill, Chinquapin, Improved bream, and Sun perch, is native to the southeastern United States, but since it is a popular sport fish it has been introduced to bodies of water all over North America. It generally resembles the bluegill except for coloration. It is dark-colored dorsally and yellow-green...

Bluegill
2007-03-16 19:11:23

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of...

Orangespotted sunfish
2007-03-16 19:08:15

The Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The Orangespotted sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 5.91 in (15 cm). The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish backwaters, lakes, and ponds, and can also be found in turbid rivers. Its diet can include insects, zooplankton,...

Warmouth
2007-03-16 18:59:10

The Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of the United States, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania in the north and from the Rio Grande in New Mexico east to the Atlantic in the south, inhabiting the heavily vegetated, muddy-bottomed habitats typical of the...

Pumpkinseed
2007-03-16 18:58:08

The Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to northeastern North America, from New Brunswick to South Carolina, but has been introduced elsewhere in North America as well as throughout much of Europe. These fish reach a maximum overall length of about 16 in (40 cm),...

Green sunfish
2007-03-16 18:51:52

The Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the Gulf Coast in the United States and northern Mexico. The green sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 12 in (30 cm), with a...

Redbreast sunfish
2007-03-16 18:50:40

The Redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to the river systems of eastern Canada and the United States. The Redbreast sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 12 in (30 cm), with a maximum recorded weight of 1.7 lb (790 g). The species...

Black bass
2007-03-16 18:49:14

Micropterus (Lacépède, 1802), is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family. The black basses are distributed throughout a large area east of the Rocky Mountains in North America, from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to northeastern Mexico. Several species, notably the largemouth and smallmouth bass, have been very widely introduced throughout the world, and are now considered...

Banded sunfish
2007-03-16 18:47:55

Enneacanthus Gill, 1864, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is E. obesus, the banded sunfish, and the species of this genus are known collectively as the banded or little sunfishes. The Enneacanthus species, all of which grow to a maximum overall length of about 4 in (10 cm), are native to freshwater lakes, ponds,...

Sacramento perch
2007-03-16 18:46:00

The Sacramento perch (Archoplites interruptus) is a Sunfish (family Centrarchidae) native to the Sacramento"“San Joaquin, Pajaro, and Salinas River areas in California but widely introduced throughout the western United States. The Sacramento perch's native habitat is in sluggish, vegetated waters of sloughs and lakes. It can reach a maximum overall length of 29 in (73 cm) and a maximum...

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