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Redear

Lepomis microlophus

Description:

Redear sunfish are mostly known by the red trim along the opercular (gill) flap. The shape and size of their bodies, mouths and fins are similar to bluegill. Redear sunfish body color varies, depending on water quality, sex and age. The dorsal fin usually has 10 spines, but may range from nine to 11, whereas the anal fin has three spines.

Habitat:

Stream below spring at Blue Spring State Park


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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.95, Long: -81.34

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on Jun 18, 2014

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