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Green sunfish

Lepomis cyanellus

Rafinesque, 1819

green sunfish Species Photo


Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Alternate Names: blue sunfish



green sunfish Region Map


The green sunfish is considered introduced to Atlantic and Gulf slope drainages west to the Apalachicola. It is probably native to the Upper Coosa and Tennessee drainages.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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