Re: NANFA-- Identifying sunfish fry

Dave Neely (
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 09:54:08 -0500


If you have access to a copy of Etnier and Starnes' "Fishes of Tennessee,"
they have a series of photos of YOY (young-of-year) sunfish that are
excellent for comparative purposes. Somewhere around here I've got a good
key to juvenile sunfish, but it might take a while to dig it up... leaving
for Europe for two weeks tomorrow morning - if I don't find it and get
something to you before then, please drop me a reminder in a couple of


>I have some sunfish fry of about 1/2 to 3/4 in. in length and I was
>wondering if anyone had any experience in identifying the species of
>sunfish so young.

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