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|Scientific Name||Lepomis punctatus (Valenciennes, 1831)|
|Common Names||Spotted Sunfish
|Type Locality||No locality [probably Charleston, South Carolina].|
|Pronunciation||leh poe miss.|
|Etymology||Lepomis is from Greek, lepis meaning scaled and poma meaning gill cover or operculum.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||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.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.|
|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. 7, pp 462.|
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|Last Update||2017 Aug 15 13:02 (species record created: 2014 Aug 15 11:36)|