SUNFISH

MAY 27, 2009

Green Sunfish

Big mouth.

Round pectoral fin. Small.

Bluegill

Black spot at ear.

Blue throat. Pointed pectoral fin.

Can be big.

Pumpkinseed

Note red tag on ear spot.

small in size and small mouth.

Pointed pectoral fin.

FISH IDENTIFICATION

This is not the best resource to distinguish the sunfish.  I recommend that if you want to learn from an authority, please acquire “Inland Fish of Massachusets” by Hartel and Halliwell.

Redbreast Sunfish

Note long black tag on ear. Light lines above and below ear leading to spot.