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

geoffrey kimber (
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:41:01 -0500

OK, I yield :) - It's a blue spotted sunfish.

here's a key of florida freshwater fish that settles it for me-in-least-

If you don't want to run the whole key, just go down to #52 that has
the differentiation between obesus and gloriosus

gloriosus has 5 or fewer indistinct bars, which obesus has more than 5
bars that are more distinct.

the other differentiation is the number of scale rows around the
caudal peduncle, but I have rarely found live fish that will sit still
for that kind of counting.
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