Re: NANFA-L-- sunfish ID

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 24 May 2006 18:53:15 -0400

I'll join Dave and vote for longear, purely on the look of the opercular
flap. And longears are certainly a variable species; not to mention that I'm
still down on the idea of sunfish hybrids everywhere, all the time. But
that's just me.......

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the summery Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- sunfish ID
>Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 17:14:00 -0500
>I don't see any redear in your fish. I'm not familiar with longears
>from your area. The opercular tab is proportionately longer than on
>longears from places I do know, but ......... . It's too big for an
>orange-spotted, and pattern is wrong, which is the fish I know with a
>longer opercular tab than most longears I know.
>Bottom line -- I don't think it is a hybrid, and I think it most
>likely is a longear.
>David L. McNeely, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
>Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
>Langston, OK 73050; email:
>telephone: (405) 466-6025; fax: 405) 466-3307
>home page
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