NANFA-- Help with Sunny ID

John B (
Mon, 05 Apr 2004 19:32:54 -0500

I swear, I have the most difficult time identifying sunfish. I'm gonna
have to invest in a PCR and electrophoresis machine to help clearify (or
muddy) my IDs.
The first fish looks like it has all the hallmarks of a Pumpkinseed but
it doesn't have the red spot on the operculum flap. Thought it might
be Lepomis puntatus miniatus but the lines on the cheek don't match. It
might be Orangespotted, L. humilis, female?

Hey Ray Wolf! Since you were so quick to ID the last one I posted, you
get first shot at this one! The rest of you can chime in on this one.
I don't have a clue! But I have a feeling that that PCR and
electrophoresis equipment would come in handy here.


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