Green Sunfish

By: Nancy Hernandez Frias

Info on the Sunfish

It's Scientific name is Lepomis Cyanellus.


Phylum - Chordata

Class - Actinopterygii

Habitat - The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish backwaters, lakes, and ponds with gravel, sand, or bedrock bottoms.

Feeding Habits - Its diet can include aquatic insects and larvae, insects that fall into the water, crayfish, snails, some small fish, zoo plankton, and other small invertebrates.

Where its found - They also can be found in very muddy waters and are able to tolerate poor water conditions. Green sunfish tend to spend their time hiding around rocks, submerged logs, and other objects that provide cover and protection.

Conservation status - It is not an endangered species and it lives well. They are known to repopulate very quickly.

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