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Probable Northern Sunfish-Wacatamika Creek, Muskingum River Drainage OH I'll have to wait on the genetics to come back on this fish to make a definitive ID, but based on it's physical features, I'm confident he is a Northern Sunfish(Lepomis peltastes). This fish came from one of at least three new potential populations we've discovered during our preliminary sampling efforts. More to come soon! Fall,Geotagged,Lepomis peltastes,Northern sunfish,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Probable Northern Sunfish-Wacatamika Creek, Muskingum River Drainage OH

I'll have to wait on the genetics to come back on this fish to make a definitive ID, but based on it's physical features, I'm confident he is a Northern Sunfish(Lepomis peltastes). This fish came from one of at least three new potential populations we've discovered during our preliminary sampling efforts. More to come soon!

    comments (2)

  1. Nice discovery, and what a stunner!
    If you want, you can already identify it as per your current take.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Ok will do! Posted 2 years ago

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The northern sunfish is a North American species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family of order Perciformes. ''Lepomis peltastes'' was traditionally recognized as a subspecies of longear sunfish but is often considered to be a separate species. However, this change remains controversial.

Similar species: Centrarchiformes
Species identified by Zach Alley
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Uploaded Nov 2, 2019. Captured Oct 13, 2019 21:35 in Co Hwy 271, Frazeysburg, OH 43822, USA.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/18.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 60mm