Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)

Also known as Cherry Gill, Georgia Bream, Redear, Rouge Ear, Rouge Ear Sunfish, Shellcracker, Snaileater, Stumpknocker, Sun Perch, Sunny

Description

Also known as Cherry Gill, Georgia Bream, Redear, Rouge Ear, Rouge Ear Sunfish, Shellcracker, Snaileater, Stumpknocker, Sun Perch, Sunny.

Found over mud and sand bottoms in warm water areas of lakes, ponds, pools, rivers and swamps rich in vegetation.
They feed on molluscs and snails.
Length - 43cm
Depth - ?
Widespread North America

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.de/summary/Lepomis-microlophus.html

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