RE: NANFA-L-- A Little Lepomis or Enneacanthus Help

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 19:56:56 -0500

I vote for Enn. obesus, whose conservation status in NJ is S4, Apparently
Secure, comapred to PA's status for the species which is S1, Critically
Imperilled. It's easy to forget what pretty little fish they are.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Along the balmy Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Mike Haren <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- A Little Lepomis or Enneacanthus Help
>Date: 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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