Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus (G√ľnther, 1859)    Synonyms: Shellcracker.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Perciformes   >   Family Centrarchidae   >   Genus Lepomis   

Description:

Note the softer forehead slope, far less blunt than close relatives the Bluegill and Pumpkinseed. The mouth is also larger and longer on these fish, which likely makes them more adept at maneuvering and cracking the shells they use on their beds. (J. Corcoran, pers. comm.)

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A Redear Sunfish in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/20/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in Charles Co., Maryland (10/19/2019). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish caught in Howard Co., Maryland (7/30/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/1/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/2013). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in St. Marys Co., Maryland (8/30/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/23/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/30/2019). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/6/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Howard Co., Maryland (7/5/2021). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/6/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish caught in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/23/2016). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2020). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2020). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Allegany Co., Maryland (10/21/2020). (c) Mark Eanes, all rights reserved. Photo by Mark Eanes via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2020). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish at nests in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/2013). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Redear Sunfish caught in the District of Columbia (10/22/2013). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Redear Sunfish in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)


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