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Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Observer

aubreysnyder

Date

April 2024

Place

Private

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What

Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

Observer

jeffmci9

Date

June 29, 2020 04:02 PM CDT

Description

Green x ?

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Plains Longear × Green Sunfish (Lepomis aquilensis × cyanellus)

Observer

derbyslinger

Date

June 15, 2020 04:42 PM UTC

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Largemouth Bass Complex (Complex Micropterus salmoides)

Observer

areed2016

Date

April 17, 2022 08:59 AM CDT

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juno3899

Date

May 3, 2019 07:41 PM EDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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alfredj15

Date

February 2, 2019 01:44 PM CST

Description

Cold and windy also caught in a fish trap

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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sarracenia

Date

April 1, 2018 07:15 PM EDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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gordanshamway

Date

April 1, 2018 01:56 PM CDT

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Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)

Observer

emfrost

Date

March 30, 2024 02:36 PM EDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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caleb_melville

Date

April 7, 2024 12:31 PM CDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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reallifeecology

Date

September 24, 2016 04:47 PM EDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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ray163

Date

April 3, 2001

Description

Here's a fun one for you guys. I have puzzled over this one for years. Obviously Bluegill but what is the second contributor to this hybrid? Redear? No idea why it is so dark either. We only had it out of the water long enough for a photo.

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Pumpkinseed × Warmouth (Lepomis gibbosus × gulosus)

Observer

chas_bono37

Date

June 6, 2023 07:27 AM EDT

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Warmouth × Redear Sunfish (Lepomis gulosus × microlophus)

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micah_shively

Date

April 4, 2024 06:47 PM CDT

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What

Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum)

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dan_macneal

Date

August 18, 2019 02:39 PM HST

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Spotfin Shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera)

Observer

moxostoma

Date

August 4, 2019 04:20 PM CDT

Description

Don't know what the affliction is, but I doubt it ended happily for this fish.

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Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum)

Observer

desmond_macneal

Date

August 18, 2019 02:58 PM EDT

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Green Sunfish × Warmouth (Lepomis cyanellus × gulosus)

Observer

d_waycaster

Date

June 1, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

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What

Greengill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus × cyanellus)

Observer

noah_ganson

Date

June 13, 2020 09:17 PM EDT

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What

Redbreast × Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × macrochirus)

Observer

swampbush

Date

July 16, 2021 09:53 AM UTC

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What

Warmouth × Bluegill (Lepomis gulosus × macrochirus)

Observer

amacedo

Date

April 10, 2022 02:50 PM -05

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What

Redbreast × Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × macrochirus)

Observer

jmwhit

Date

August 2022

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What

Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

Observer

esegovia14

Date

August 24, 2022 07:06 PM EDT

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Pumpkinseed × Northern Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus × peltastes)

Observer

blkillin

Date

June 21, 2018

Description

Hybrid sunfish species? There's Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Northern Sunfish in the area.

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Green Sunfish × Warmouth (Lepomis cyanellus × gulosus)

Observer

koaw

Date

July 2023

Description

Male hybrid. Warmouth features most obvious with mottling in the median fins and brown radiations from eye. Green features seen with attempt of blue spots in rows as well as yellow/white tinge in median fins. Lacks teeth on the tongue as is seen on pure warmouth. Mouth remains large, pectoral fin short, and gill rakers long as is seen in both parent species. In shallow pond over muddy substrate. Observed during SIU research project.

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Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Observer

uconnbirdfish

Date

February 17, 2020 05:30 AM HST

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What

Orangespotted Sunfish × Bluegill (Lepomis humilis × macrochirus)

Observer

jdinoc

Date

June 5, 2020

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What

Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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ryan579

Date

August 20, 2023 04:44 PM CDT

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What

Dolly Varden Char (Salvelinus malma)

Observer

sccrrob02

Date

August 2023

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Redbreast Sunfish × Pumpkinseed (Lepomis auritus × gibbosus)

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wprs

Date

July 27, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

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Warmouth × Bluegill (Lepomis gulosus × macrochirus)

Observer

dingram87

Date

December 5, 2021 12:29 PM CST

Description

Bluegill x Warmouth?

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What

Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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benmayle

Date

June 26, 2023 02:13 PM EDT

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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chrystalmurray

Date

March 9, 2023 01:15 PM EST

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Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

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a_blount

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Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Observer

mgray

Date

July 8, 2018 12:00 PM ADT

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Pacific Salmons and Trouts (Genus Oncorhynchus)

Observer

kaivictor

Date

September 15, 2022 10:59 AM PDT

Description

Interesting comparison between coastal and westslope subspecies sharing the same creek. Carefully captured and released during federal e-fishing.

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What

Warmouth × Redear Sunfish (Lepomis gulosus × microlophus)

Observer

smog

Date

November 3, 2022 08:05 AM PDT

Description

This is most likely a Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) x Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) hybrid, but it might also have Redear (Lepomis microlophus) and Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) genes.

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Pacific Salmons and Trouts (Genus Oncorhynchus)

Observer

ljbrion

Date

September 22, 2022 09:18 AM AKDT

Description

Chumpies? ( second picture chum on top, ( ? ) middle, pink bottom.)

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Common Shiner × Hornyhead Chub (Luxilus cornutus × Nocomis biguttatus)

Observer

ehicks1054

Date

July 2022

Description

Luxilus cornutus x Nocomis biguttatus. I’ll add it later.

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Redbreast × Green Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × cyanellus)

Observer

ihunta

Date

July 8, 2022 04:52 PM EDT

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Northern × Green Sunfish (Lepomis peltastes × cyanellus)

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friendofnature2

Date

June 10, 2022 06:01 PM EDT

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Bluegill × Spotted Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus × punctatus)

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pmk00001

Date

February 14, 2016 01:30 PM EST

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Green × Redear Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus × microlophus)

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mollyofthenali

Date

September 11, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

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Bluegill × Redear Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus × microlophus)

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ray163

Date

June 4, 2021 06:05 PM UTC

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What

Common Sunfishes (Genus Lepomis)

Observer

michiszed

Date

January 26, 2020 08:56 AM CST

Description

Hybrid redspotted/redear is my guess

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Redbreast × Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × macrochirus)

Observer

gab-e

Date

June 15, 2021 07:25 PM EDT

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What

Redbreast Sunfish × Pumpkinseed (Lepomis auritus × gibbosus)

Observer

koaw

Date

September 20, 2021 06:59 PM EDT

Description

9.7 cm TL. I believe I finally found one: Lepomis gibbosus x Lepomis auritus (pumpkinseed x redbreast sunfish.)

Lepomids in drainage: Pumpkinseed, redbreast, warmouth, green, bluegill and redear.

The solid red patch on the ear flap and somewhat pointy pectoral fin must be explained by a redear or pumpkinseed.

The dark mottling pattern in the median fins, especially the dorsal fins, is only explained by a pumpkinseed or warmouth.

Pumpkinseed makes further sense with the orange/brown spot pattern on the body and the faded blue streaking on the head (photo #5); that head streaking is also only explained by a pumpkinseed. It’s safe to assume a pumpkinseed is one of the parent species.

The moderately-sized mouth must be explained by the redbreast, green or warmouth. A warmouth cannot be the parent as the orange rays of the median fins are not explained by the pumpkinseed parent and are not explained by a warmouth. And no other warmouth features appear on this specimen.

It’s more difficult to eliminate a green or a redbreast from possibility. The opercular flap’s size and coloration appears with little intermediacy, mostly resembling the pumpkinseed in this area even with the lack of white edging on the top margin. The length of the opercular flap isn’t a significant tell as many redbreast of this size don’t yet show lengthy flaps.

The length of the pectoral fin almost extends to the anterior margin of the eye. Assuming even intermediacy, this is better explained by a redbreast parent than a green. Likewise, the maxilla of the jaw structure only extends just past the anterior margin of the eye—better explained by even intermediacy with a redbreast than a green.

Three features on this specimen common to the redbreast of this area: 1. The dark line of blotching on the proximal portion of the 2d dorsal fin (photo #2.) 2. The two clean blue lines extending into each margin of the opercular flap (photo #7.) 3. The specks of blue iridescence popping up in the anal fin rays (photo #3), though this occurs in pumpkinseed as well.

Finally, with most all green x pumpkinseed hybrids the lateral pattern is much different. In this specimen, the orderly orange/brown spotting along the body seems ideal for a pumpkinseed x redbreast, both of which express orange/brown spotting along the body. Also what is quite common on any green hybrid is more opaque white seen on the margins of the median fins and pelvic fins; here we have mostly clear margins (photo #4), expressed by both pumpkinseed and redbreast. The gill rakers (photo #6) appear very redbreast-like, perhaps a bit shorter, which makes sense with a pumpkinseed parent.

Caught in a turbid creek in a shallow pool. Released after photos.

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What

Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)

Observer

ray163

Date

August 27, 2021 04:27 PM UTC

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Redbreast × Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × macrochirus)

Observer

tjmoon11

Date

August 28, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

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American × Chain Pickerel (Esox americanus × niger)

Date

May 2021

Description

Hybrid Chain x Redfin

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White × Striped Bass (Morone chrysops × saxatilis)

Observer

jasonrl

Date

April 10, 2021 01:09 PM CDT

Description

Ohio River. Note the tooth patches which can be a helpful ID clue.