The bluegill Lepomis macrochirus is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream,brim or copper nose. It is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is native to North America and lives in streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds.
Black bream is one of the most important recreational and commercial fish species in the estuaries of south-western Australia. A 'true estuarine' species, black bream complete their whole fish cycle within an estuary, and are reliant on healthy rivers and estuaries for their survival. Home is where the estuary is.
bluegill live in the shallow waters of many lakes and ponds, along with slow-moving areas of streams and small rivers. They prefer water with many aquatic plants, and hide within fallen logs or water weeds. They can often be found around weed beds, where they search for food or spawn.
This is an important game fish in the United States. Bluegill are fairly easy to catch and are good to eat. They are also used to stock rivers and lakes with food for largmouth bass another important game fish.