Description: A rather flat, slab-sided fish with a relatively large mouth. Pectoral fin is rounded and moderately short. Gill cover tab black with whitish margin. Small, colorful sunfish, with numerous reddish-brown spots, red eyes, and reddish-orange sides and fins. Does well in pools and backwaters of streams with low or intermittent flow. Diet primarily consists of small crustaceans, larval aquatic insects, and an occasional small fish. Spawning habits similar to green sunfish. Seldom reaches size sought by anglers.|
Type: Sport Fish
Range: Statewide, uncommon in the Panhandle.