Re: NANFA-- savannah and eastern georgia collecting

Mark (
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 11:29:02 -0400

At 10:12 AM -0500 7/28/01, Geoff and Julie Kimber wrote:
>I also collected a sunfish like fish I cannot identify. It is about 1.5
>inches long and shaped mostly like a sunfish, but it is rounder. There is a
>teardrop under the eye and hte most striking feature is an eye spot on the
>dorsal fin. The spot is a black dot surrounded by orange. I had thought
>that it might be a bantam sunfish, but it's not found anywhere near georgia.
>Also, the colors on the dorsal fin are not right.


You may have a young flier, Centrarchus macropterus. An upturned mouth is
diagnotic. There's a photo at:

This species reminds me of the crappies, but is much easier to keep.

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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