Lepomis marginatus (Holbrook, 1855)
Dollar sunfish
Lepomis marginatus
photo by Tumlison, R.

Family:  Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Tar River in North Carolina to Brazos River in Texas in the USA; Former Mississippi Embayment in the USA from western Kentucky and eastern Arkansas south to Gulf of Mexico.
Biology:  Inhabits sand-bottomed and mud-bottomed, usually brushy, pools of creeks and small to medium rivers; and also swamps (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on midge larvae and microcrustaceans (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 16.11.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.94

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