NANFA-L-- A Little Lepomis or Enneacanthus Help

Mike Haren (
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 19:48:14 -0500

Today I went out with my daughter and did a bit of dip netting. Great
day, we found many isopods and copepods , very large I might add and
appear to be coupling.( hurray! might get a culture going) along with
some healthy Eastern Mudminnows but we also were finding a large
amount of sunfish I cannot ID. They appear to be of Enneacanthus and
not Lopomis, and to me it seems to be Enneacanthus obesus ( banded
sunfish) and I wanted to get a second opinion. I no they are listed
endangered in PA but as of yet not in NJ, Not even on the concerned
list. NJ actually has NO fish listed "Endangered" or "Of Concern"
except for the atlantic sturgeon. I just hope it's not from lack of
research or interest , weird huh?

I have some pics here to view:

P.s. I listed it as Lepomis before doing a little research.
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