Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Also known as Common Sunfish, Pond Perch, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Punky, Sun Bass, Sunny, Yellow Sunfish

Description

Also known as Common Sunfish, Pond Perch, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Punky, Sun Bass, Sunny, Yellow Sunfish.

Found in freshwater creeks, lakes, ponds and rivers rich in vegetation.
They feed on small fish, fish eggs and invertebrates.
Colours highly variable especially between juvenile to adult.
Length - 40cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread North America, Europe

Sunfish have been introduced into many areas outside of where they originally came from, Europe being one place, mainly for sport fishing! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3372

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