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Scientific Name Lepomis gibbosus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names Pumpkinseed
Gemeiner Sonnenbarsch (Germany), Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Yellow Sunfish
Type Locality Carolinas, America.
Pronunciation leh poe miss.
Etymology Lepomis is from Greek, lepis meaning scaled and poma meaning gill cover or operculum. 
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Size 400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: New Brunswick in Canada to South Carolina in the USA. Widely introduced. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.
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Breeding In nature, once water temperatures rise to 70-75°F (normally spring) males will excavate nests in the substrate. Multiple females will them spawn with one male. The male will then be the sole protector and caretaker of the eggs and the fry until the fry are a few weeks old.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 292.
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Last Update 2017 Aug 15 13:01 (species record created: 2013 Sep 07 16:38)