|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier, 1829)|
|Type Locality||Lake Pontchartrain and in lagoons near New Orleans, Louisiana.|
|Pronunciation||leh poe miss.|
|Etymology||Lepomis is from Greek, lepis meaning scaled and poma meaning gill cover or operculum.|
|Size||310mm or 12.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from western Pennsylvania to Minnesota in the USA, and south to the Gulf of Mexico; Atlantic and Gulf drainages from Rappahannock River in Virginia to Rio Grande in Texas and New Mexico, USA.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|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.|
|Reference||Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3, pp 498.|
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|Last Update||2017 Aug 15 13:01 (species record created: 2014 Aug 15 11:29)|