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Spotted sunfish

Lepomis punctatus

(Valenciennes, 1831)

spotted sunfish Species Photo


Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Alternate Names:



spotted sunfish Region Map


Native range of the spotted sunfish in Georgia includes all Atlantic slope streams and Gulf slope streams east of the Apalachicola.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Ochlockonee, Suwannee, St. Marys, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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