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Lepomis punctatus (Spotted sunfish)

Synonyms: Bryttus punctatus; Lepomis punctatus punctatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The spotted sunfish (Lepomis punctatus) is a member of the freshwater sunfish family Centrarchidae and order perciformes. The redbreast sunfish, bluegill and red-spotted sunfish are closely related species.Lepomis punctatus is olive-green to brown in color with black to reddish spots at the base of each scale that form rows of dots on the side. The scientific name punctatus refers to this spotted pattern. It was first described in 1831 by Valenciennes.
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  8 inches (20 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Polyphils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  15,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  5 years
Diet [2]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Female Maturity [1]  2 years

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Gammarus mucronatus[3]
Leptochelia rapax[3]
Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Brackish water mussel)[3]
Rhithropanopeus harrisii (estuarine mud crab)[3]

Predators

Alligator mississippiensis (Alligator, Gator, American alligator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator.)[3]
Mycteria americana (Wood Stork)[3]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium

Range Map

Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Lake Waccamaw; Mexico; Nearctic; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from Cape Fear River in North Carolina to Nueces River in Texas, north in Mississippi River basin to central Illinois in the USA.; Rio Grande; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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