Fish Facts: Mayan Cichlid – Cichlasoma Urophthalmus

The Mayan cichlid is native to some Central American waters of southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The mayan cichlid is not native to Florida, where this one was caught, but have established themselves in Southern portions of Florida. The Mayan cichlid has a general appearance of North American sunfishs. The body is of … Read more

Fish Facts: Spotted Sunfish – Lepomis Punctatus

The Spotted Sunfish are covered with small black spots. The spots on the body are very evenly distributed in horizontal rows giving the breast of the sunfish a very distinct look once you have seen a few of them. The color of Lepomis punctatus can range in color from black to red-orange males to yellow-brown … Read more

Fish Facts: Shadow Bass – Ambloplites Ariommus

The shadow bass (Ambloplites ariommus) is a rarely caught sunfish. They are native to Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia but or now where very common. Like most sunfish the Shadow Bass is small usually well under a pound in size. They inhabit stream and river with good amounts of vegetation.

Fish Facts: Bluegill

The Bluegill Fish - Facts

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is also known as bream, brim, or sunfish. Bluegill Range from the Rio Grand to Minnesota to Florida and everywhere in between. Bluegill can be identified by the bluegill flap. Bluegill grows to a maximum size of nearly 5 pounds. Bluegills prefer pools in streams, lakes, and ponds. Bluegill is one of … Read more

Fish Facts: Hybrid Sunfish

Most probably a cross between a bluegill and a green sunfish although it could be a warmouth, longear, redbreast or other combination as well. They are all capable of cross breeding. Hybrid bream are commonly raised by hatcheries for stocking in private ponds. The hybrid shows characteristics of both species. The body is not quite … Read more