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Fish Species Description

Redear sunfish

Lepomis microlophus

(Günther, 1859)

redear sunfish Species Photo


Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Alternate Names: shellcracker



redear sunfish Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in all major river basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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