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warmouth

Lepomis gulcosus

Description:

Adult warmouth are dark, with mottled brown coloration. Their belly is generally golden, and males have a bright orange spot at the base of the dorsal fin. Three to five reddish-brown streaks radiate from the eyes, and the gill flaps are often red. Warmouth have three spines in the anal fin, 10 spines in the dorsal fin, and small teeth are present on the tongue. These fish range in size from 4 to 10 inches (10.2 to 25 cm)

Notes:

This fish was captured during a bioblitz, photographed and then released back where found.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice photo!

LisaPowers
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LisaPowers

Ashland City, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2008
Submitted on Aug 19, 2012

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