Re: NANFA-- more sunfish spawning [long]

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 9 Feb 2002 11:50:16 -0600

Its in there, you just didn't look closely enough. Actually I am teasing,
its there but not labeled as redspotted. The upper picture of the spotted
sunfish with the red flecks is the redspotted sunfish. Lepomis punctatus was
split, creating L. miniatus in the Mississippi valley , the red spotted
sunfish. The same fish on the Atlantic coast retains the name L. punctatus
and the name spotted sunfish. This seems to be common with any sunfish
naturally found on both sides of the Appalachians, they are strikingly
different, yet most still are the same species.


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