This pumkinseed was presented to me by a kid who was fishing at the pond I visited. Unfortunately, it is dead, although that does give a good view on its appearance. This fish is very popular in household aquariums. Unfortunately, when released in the wild, it is quite an invasive species that wipes out many other species not prepared for it. Therefore, many life forms will be happy to see this one dead.
The pumpkinseed sunfish is a freshwater fish of the sunfish family of order Perciformes. It is also referred to as "pond perch", "common sunfish", "punkys","sunfish" and "sunny".